23 Jun 2017

EU referendum: one year on

UK in a Changing Europe have published a report commissioned by the Political Studies Association on occasion of the one-year anniversary of the EU referendum.

The 62-page report is written by 38 leading academics and covers issues such as politics, economics, public opinion, devolution and future relations with the EU.

Charlotte Burns (York), Andy Jordan (UEA) and Viviane Gravey (QUB) have written the chapter on the environment. They review what has happened since the referendum and discuss what will happen next. Well worth a read!





Greener UK launch Brexit Risk Tracker

Greener UK, a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, have just launched a very helpful tool for those concerned with environmental policy post-Brexit.

Their Brexit Risk Tracker shows which UK environmental policies are secure and which are at risk as we leave the EU:




7 Jun 2017

Sidelined again? environment in the Brexit Election

Our team are certainly keeping busy in the run-up to the election! Another blog post for UK in a Changing Europe. Dr Viviane Gravey and Prof Andy Jordan have carefully cross checked the contents of the main parties' manifestos against the three environmental tests set by Greener UK (the coalition of thirteen of the largest environmental organisations). How do they perform?

Brexit and the environment: what can we expect?

We published another blog post yesterday for UK in a Changing Europe where Dr Charlotte Burns outlines the mixed implications of Brexit for EU environmental policy.



6 Jun 2017

Green Party report card: Better campaign, worse outcome?

Our new blog post in The Conversation looks at how its not just Jeremy Corbyn that's creating headache for the Greens in the general election, but also the low salience of the environment and the Brexit debate.

Brexit and Agri-Environment and Fisheries in the UK: A New Dawn?

1 Birdcage Walk, London, 3 July 2017, 14.00-17.30

Join members of the team (Dr Charlotte Burns and Dr Viviane Gravey) along with leading practitioners to debate the findings of an independent report on the implications of a Brexit for the UK’s Agri-Environment and Fisheries Sectors.

The EU has had a profound impact upon UK agriculture and fisheries policy. ‘Brexit’ will lead to considerable change in both sectors. The policy brief launched at this event brings clear, balanced and systematic academic evidence together with the views of leading practitioners on the implications of Brexit for future UK Agri-Environment and Fisheries.

Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Please register via EventBrite.

For further information please contact: charlotte.burns@york.ac.uk or fay.farstad@york.ac.uk


Brexit, the environment and devolution

A new blog post in The Environmentalist - this time looking at how the political parties in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are engaging with the environmental challenges posed by Brexit.