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Brexit Nature Coalition

Environment Links UK has recently established the Brexit Nature Coalition comprising representatives from Link organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, for the purpose of identifying the implications of Brexit on the environment across all four countries of the UK.

Working closely with the Link Legal Stratgy Group, the Group will undertake policy, advocacy and campaigns work in relation to areas where common ground has been identified and will maintain a close dialogue with coalitions such as Greener-UK so as to mutually inform actions.

Chair: Kate Jennings, RSPB
Link Manager: Spencer Clubb

Updates from the Group

The Environment Links UK Brexit Nature Coalition is developing and coordinating shared policy, advocacy and campaigns work on Brexit issues, with a focus on protecting the natural environment across the UK countries as we move through the Brexit process. A key focus for the Group is the Great Repeal Bill. The Group comprises legal and policy experts from across the four UK Link organisations - Scottish Environment Link, Wales Environment Link, Northern Ireland Environment Link and Wildlife and Countryside Link.

The group aims to ensure that, after the 2017 general election, the next UK Government brings all EU environmental legislation into domestic law in each of the UK countries.

Current work includes:

  • mapping the implications of Brexit on the environment across the four devolved countries
  • responding to the Great Repeal Bill White Paper
  • developing ideas and options for 'rebuilding' EU protections that may be lost as a result of the Great Repeal Bill
  • exploring effective policies to protect and enhance the natural environment, including through new legislation• taking a strategic overview of relevant areas of work, with a UK focus, that are not being addressed in other Link groups

The Group is working with Greener UK on this important area of work.

For further information, contact Spencer Clubb, Link's Head of Policy and Campaigns.

Last updated: 31 May 2017