With MPs extending the deadline to organise a departure from the European Union, edie’s new podcast mini-series explores the impact of Brexit on key areas of the UK’s green economy. Up next: Renewable energy.
In a week where net-zero targets, climate emergencies and Green New Deals are set to be discussed in Westminster, edie’s Big Brexit Questions podcast series returns to discuss renewable energy with the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) policy & external affairs director James Court.
Entitled ‘The Big Brexit Questions’ and hosted by edie’s content editor, Matt Mace and reporter, Sarah George, this podcast series hears from the experts at the forefront of the green economy’s push to help Ministers deliver a Brexit which either preserves or betters the nation’s existing environmental legislation.
Running as a six-part series, the podcast examines the impacts that the UK’s various exit scenarios will have on green legislation and on sustainable business across six key areas – resource efficiency, natural capital, green finance, clean energy, transport and the built environment.
You can catch up on the first episode, which sees Sarah discuss Brexit’s impacts on resource efficiency and waste management with the Environmental Services Association’s (ESA) policy and parliamentary affairs officer Libby Forrest, by clicking here.
The second episode, featuring green campaign group Friends of the Earth’s senior policy advisor and nature campaigner Paul De Zylva discussing biodiversity and natural capital, is available here.
The edie Brexit Matrix
edie readers keen to explore, in more detail, the impacts that the UK’s various exit scenarios would have on environmental policy, now have access to a FREE downloadable “Matrix” outlining this information clearly.
Produced by the edie editorial team with support from green policy experts, the Matrix maps out the potential ramifications of Brexit for the green economy, whatever the outcome.
You can download the Matrix by clicking here.