The Future of Climate Change Post-Brexit


Angela Smith MP, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee


Professor Charlotte Burns, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

Rebecca Heaton, Head of Sustainability, Drax Group


Tuesday, December 05, 2017


8:30 AM


House of Commons

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IPT Breakfast Meeting

Looking to the future post-Brexit, the International Energy Agency estimates that replacing Europe’s ageing energy infrastructure and transforming the system to enable de-carbonisation will cost £700bn. Meanwhile, the UK Government estimates that between 2015-2021 domestic infrastructure investment will cost £274bn. According to the European Commission, regional coordination is considered crucial to tackling climate change and leading global de-carbonisation efforts. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, a new model for cooperation will be built. This breakfast meeting will:

  • Explore how new relationships with the European Union to tackle climate change may function
  • Discuss where responsibility for climate change enforcement standards will reside in UK Government
  • Consider the impact of Brexit on projects aiming to increase continent-wide interconnection, such as the North Sea Electricity Free Trade Area.
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