The UK post-Brexit: a leader in climate change diplomacy?
Type: Discussion papers
Publication date: April 2017
This discussion paper outlines how the UK could continue to lead the international community to take action on climate change.
- Continue to act as a trailblazer in environmental policy at home, and fuel the economy with investment in clean innovation domestically and internationally;
- Establish new, and reinforce old multi-lateral agreements and platforms that encourage sustainability and climate change commitments such as the World Bank, OECD, or the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate;
- Determine a new relationship with the EU that continues to work together on climate change mitigation targets, dedicated institutions and technology transfer; and
- Use its departure from the EU to strengthen policies at home, including more focused policy goals around the Common Agricultural Policy and direction for low carbon economy investments.
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