Divergence, Dismantling and Contestation: Brexit and the Repoliticisation of UK Environmental Governance

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Environment

Abstract

Brexit has profoundly destabilised the UK's environmental policy sector and introduced a high level of uncertainty about the future scope and direction of environmental policy goals. We face the prospect of growing divergence across the devolved nations of the UK, potential deregulation and weakening of policy, as well as increased competition between parties over environmental policy goals. Policy-makers, environmental nongovernmental organisations (ENGOs) and businesses need information on the current policy terrain in order to determine where there is scope and demand for change or continuity. This project will provide clear options for policy-makers and stakeholders by gathering views about how the sector should develop in future and will provide a series of scenarios laying out how it could develop by mapping out the possible future contours of governance.

The project therefore aims:
To develop for policymakers and stakeholders scenarios for future models of environmental governance in the UK, with a particular focus upon the devolution implications arising for environmental policy.
To identify and account for patterns of change and stability in environmental policy post-Brexit.

We will engage with a wide range of stakeholders and policy-makers across the devolved regions of the UK including key members of parliamentary select committees from Westminster, and the devolved legislatures, members of national and devolved administrations, NGO respondents, leaders of industry associations and key affected sectors. We will engage with these stakeholders in Consultation Events held in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and London. We will also interview key actors in order to attain their views on the key risks and opportunities arising from Brexit and their preferences for the design of future policy.

These engagement activities will be used to develop the following publications to inform policy debates.

1) Scenarios for Future Environmental Governance in the UK. These documents will map current governance arrangements, taking into account multi-level governance structures (from international through to local) legal context, administrative infrastructure and capacity, and areas of possible divergence. Different models for future governance will be outlined along with the main opportunities and risks associated with each. We will develop four versions of this document. One for each devolved state (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and one for the UK.

2) Policy Briefs. These short policy specific briefs will outline the current legal context, the scope for policy development, and the main risks and opportunities in key sectors including air quality, chemicals, climate and energy policy, GMOs, nature, waste, and water policy. They will be made available on-line and in hard copy. The briefs will be regularly released throughout the project (every two months) or subject to emerging demand.

3) Blogs and Articles. We will develop a mix of short and longer articles and blog postings over the course of project, with planned blogs and articles on specific issues (coinciding with stakeholder meetings and publication of policy briefs) and ad hoc blogs to respond to events as they emerge.

In addition to writing for a policy audience we will develop three academic publications. The first will explain how Brexit has disrupted the traditional approach to policy-making in the UK, the second will map out the legal implications of possible changes post Brexit, and finally we will use our findings to contribute to debates about the factors that drive or hinder policy change.

The project team has a strong track record in the field: we have contributed evidence to legislative enquiries on the impact of Brexit and been invited to act as expert witnesses by the House of Commons, House of Lords, and the Welsh Assembly. We have an established network of stakeholders upon which we can draw and will further develop.

Planned Impact

This research will benefit three key groups:
1)Policy-makers in the UK and beyond who need detailed information about the implications of Brexit for the future of domestic, European and international environmental policy. This group includes ministerial teams and their advisors, members of relevant legislative committees and their support staff in the devolved administrations and Westminster, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
2)Environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) who are concerned about whether and how the repatriation of environmental policy will lead to weaker standards and enforcement but are equally keen to develop UK-led policy innovation.
3)The Business Community. A range of businesses and industrial concerns including environmental consultants, water industries, energy and chemical companies, and manufacturers will be affected by the Brexit process and there is a strong desire for clearer policy specific information on the current state of play and possible models for future policy. Here a key concern is the need for clarity and certainty about the policy framework in order to plan future investment.

Our group has relevant experience of effectively communicating research findings to a policy audience and in achieving impact through UKiCE funded work conducted during the referendum campaign. We have an established network involving all three groups of beneficiaries. Since the vote to leave the EU these beneficiaries have expressed a clear desire for detailed information about the implications of Brexit for the UK's environmental sector and for future policy options. We intend to fulfil these needs by providing:-

1)Scenarios for Future Environmental Governance in the UK
We will provide information on the implications of Brexit for future environmental governance, with a particular focus upon the devolved nations. These policy-facing scenarios will outline possible models for organising environmental governance in a devolved post-Brexit UK.

2)Detailed policy specific briefs outlining the way in which key sectors will be affected. These short policy specific briefs will focus on individual policy sectors and be published bi-monthly. Each brief will outline the current legal context, the scope for policy development, and the main risks and opportunities in the sector under review. They will cover Air, Climate, Chemicals, GMOs, Nature, Waste and Water.

We will engage directly with stakeholders and policy-makers via consultation events at which they can engage with us and each other to discuss the implications of Brexit for their relevant fields. This kind of deliberation will enable us to design outputs that meet stakeholder needs and will also create a space in which to bring together key stakeholders with policy-makers to identify their main concerns. To ensure that we meet the needs of policy-makers and stakeholders from across the UK and to avoid London-centric bias we will hold consultation events in the four UK capitals and devise nation-specific briefs (one each for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and UK-wide). We will also launch our policy scenarios in the four capitals to maintain our engagement with key stakeholders.

We have a clear dissemination strategy built upon the use of social media and internet platforms, which we will use strategically to blog about our work and to highlight publications. In addition we will engage directly with existing contacts in ENGOs business and parliamentary communities to bring our work to their attention and to ensure our work has policy relevance, for example through submitting parliamentary evidence and responding to consultations. Jordan is working with the Greener UK alliance and will be a key interlocutor between the project and this community. We have also appointed an advisory board with key personnel who will guide the project to ensure it remains relevant and useful for key stakeholders.

Publications

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Brendan Moore C (2019) Green Brexit: Rhetoric or Reality? in Political Insight

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Burns C (2018) Brexit and UK Environmental Policy and Politics in Revue française de civilisation britannique

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Burns C (2020) Will Brexit Degrade UK Environmental Policy? in Current History

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Carter N (2017) The Greens in the UK general election of 8 June 2017 in Environmental Politics

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Colin Reid (2018) Brexit -what next? in Scottish Planning and Environmental Law,

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Description Our grant sought to address three key questions:
1) What does Brexit mean for environmental governance across the devolved nations of the UK? What are the most likely scenarios for future policy?
2) Which environmental policy sub-sectors are most susceptible to change as a consequence of Brexit?
3) How can we explain the relative resilience or permeability of different environmental policies?
We have been able to address all three.
1) What does Brexit mean for environmental governance across the devolved nations of the UK? What are the most likely scenarios for future policy?
To address this question we carried out a suite of stakeholder events and tracked policy developments, using those data to write and publish four reports on each of the devolved nations and an overarching UK report. We found that, first there is a clear need to coordinate environmental policy across the UK and the current mechanisms for doing so (such as the Joint Ministerial Council) are not fit for purpose. However, the different timelines for responding to Brexit, and political differences between the UK government and devolved administrations make policy coordination challenging. There is an on-going risk that despite rhetorical commitments to co-design policy across the UK that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is pushing rapidly ahead with new policy for England that offers little opportunity for input from the devolved nations. The poor environmental record in Northern Ireland (NI) and lack of government raise the risk that NI will continue to be the UK's environmental laggard. A final key finding is that trust between the UK government and devolved administrations (particularly at executive level) is very low which makes developing new and coordinated systems of environmental governance more challenging.
2) Which environmental policy sub-sectors are most susceptible to change as a consequence of Brexit?
We investigated this question through commissioning blogs from fellow experts, via interviews and through an extensive risk evaluation commissioned by Friends of the Earth. We found that the extent to which policy sectors will change depends upon the nature of the Brexit deal that is delivered. The on-going process of Brexit suggests that in the short term most policies will remain roughly equivalent - the government's commitment to a green Brexit is central here. Moreover, if the UK wishes to continue to trade with the EU it is likely to be subject to similar regulations via principles of non-regression or dynamic alignment. However, if there is a no deal Brexit then there is likely to be more disruption to the sector. Broadly speaking there is popular buy in over air and water quality, although the costs associated with air quality may make this sector vulnerable to policy dismantling. Similarly policy sectors that have attracted negative commentary from key politicians (such a nature protection laws) may also be vulnerable - the development of a new lobbying network (GreenerUK) will be central raising public awareness.
3) How can we explain the relative resilience or permeability of different environmental policies?
To address this questions we used the academic framework of De-Europeanisation to assess what the key factors are that will shape the extent of change to UK environmental policy as a consequence of Brexit. We found that because this policy area is devolved, that the devolved administrations can prevent the removal of policies that they favour and that the wide-scale deliberate removal or weakening of environmental protections across the UK is consequently unlikely. The on-going public support for environmental protections supported by public campaigning by associations like Greener UK also make dismantling unlikely. The on-going challenge around capacity (in terms of expertise and resources) suggests that rather than deliberate rolling back of policy there maybe erosion and weakening over time as policies are not updated (passive policy dismantling) and a lack of policy innovation. The extent to which policies are affected is then determined by whether they devolved, how popular they are and whether there is a clear political drive to unpick them.
Exploitation Route Our work is amongst the first that has been published investigating the implications of Brexit for UK environmental politics and policy. We anticipate it being the key reference point for future works on the topic. We also engage with wider debates about the implications for EU environmental policy and for our understanding of Europeanisation which can inform scholarly debates on the subject.
Sectors Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/
 
Description There is evidence that our on-going public engagement work which includes publishing policy briefs, launching a well-respected website and blog, meeting with third sector organisations, submitting evidence to parliamentary inquiries and engaging with civil servants and parliamentarians has shaped debates around the future of environmental governance in the UK and contributed the position being adopted by European Union institutions, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We are now routinely contacted to be asked to submit evidence to parliamentary inquiries and members of the team have given oral evidence to such inquiries and been cited extensively in reports that have been adopted and sent to government to shape future policy.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description European Parliament Brexit position on Environment
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Governance after Brexit
Amount £690,218 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S007830/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2021
 
Description Andy Jordan Greener UK 
Organisation Green Alliance
Department Greener UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Andy Jordan is acting in an advisory capacity for the Greener UK campaign which brings to gather Environmental NGOs to inform debates around post-Brexit environmental governance.
Collaborator Contribution Greener Uk has provided advice and insights into our on-going research. One member sits on our advisory board and members have attended our stakeholder events.
Impact On-going contribution to planned outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Broadway/IEMA 
Organisation Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have co-produced reports that have been sent government and organised a conference bringing together environmental practitioners and policy-makers.
Collaborator Contribution IEMA and the Broadway iniatitive lent their contacts and networks to eable us to bring together appropriate personnel to consider the implications of Brexit for future enivronmental policy.
Impact Our team contributed to two published reports: Broadway Initaitive: Blueprint for an Environment Act (https://www.iema.net/assets/newbuild/Broadway/Blueprint%20for%20an%20Environment%20Act%20Nov%202018.pdf). The Broadway Initaitive:Governing the environment after EU exit: Is there a case for the four UK nations to share architecture? (https://www.iema.net/assets/newbuild/Broadway/Governing%20the%20environment%20-%20is%20there%20a%20case%20for%20UK%20nations%20sharing%20architecture.pdf) We co-produced a conference on IEMA Futures: Brexit - What does it mean for the Environment? on 18 Fenruary 2019, attended by 200 practitioners and addressed by Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove. (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iema-futures-brexit-what-does-it-mean-for-the-environment-tickets-54710084335#). A report is being developed to summarise the key findings of the conference.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Defra roundtable on legal status of environmental principles and accountability, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid attended a Defra roundtable on legal status of environmental principles and accountability, 17 January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Evidence Submitted to the consultation on the House of Lords Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid submitted evidence for the consultation on the House of Lords Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, 06 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Green Alliance Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by Andrew Jordan, Viviane Gravey and Charlotte Burns on Governance Gap for Green Alliance a think tank that acts as an umbrella group for all environmental NGOs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://greenallianceblog.org.uk/2017/12/06/three-brexit-governance-gaps-no-one-is-talking-about/
 
Description AJ Oral Evidence to EAC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Andrew Jordan gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on the 25 Year Environment Plan to follow up on written evidence that had been submitted by the Brexit and Envirometn Team (http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit-committee/25-year-environment-plan/written/79279.pdf). The event was live streamed and the formal record is available on the House of Commons website. Professor Jordan's evidence informed the Committee report which cites Prof Jordan several times .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/803/803.pdf
 
Description APPG on Climate Change and Sustainable Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Burns attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Resources event on Green Brexit: One Year Countdown and at on an expert panel with MPs and ENGO representatives to discuss the issues facing environmental policy during the Brexit process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appccg/events/green-brexit-one-year-countdown
 
Description Arup Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Neil Carter briefed representatives of engineering firm ARUP on the implications on the party politics of the environment and the impact of Brexit upon those dynamics. The event was attended by approx 100 industry representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BES Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof. C Burns presented to the British Ecological Society Event: Brexit and Early Career Ecologists: the risks and opportunities, and what we can do about them. Approx 100 attended and the event has been extensively discussed on social media and written up in a blog post.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/early-career-ecologists-chat-brexit-lots-questions-answers/
 
Description BM blog on principles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Brendan Moore blog on Environmental principles and governance: BrexitEnv's key messages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/08/14/environmental-principles-governance-brexit-environmen...
 
Description BM blog post on Environment in Draft Withdrawal Treaty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Brendan Moore published a blog providing a brief guide to the treatment of environmental policy in the Draft Withdrawal Treaty on Brexit and Environment/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/01/15/the-environment-brexit-deal-guide/
 
Description Blog on White Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog published on Brexit and Environment website in the Implications of the Brexit White Paper for the environment. Led to reposting on UK and EU website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/07/17/brexit-white-paper-environment/
 
Description Brexit Literacy Event HoC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof C Burns and Prof C Reid attended a Brexit Literacy Event organised by the UK in a Changing Europe with Staff from the House of Commons to brief them on the implications of brexit for environmental policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brexit What Next UKiCE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns contributed a piece on Environment and Climate to UKiCE publication 'Brexit What Next?' which was posted on the UKiCE website and made available in a hard copy report. An edited version was posted as a blog on Brexit and Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Brexit-what-next-report.pdf
 
Description Brexit and Environment Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Brexit and Environment team established a blog in 2018, since the last reporting period (March 2019) we have published 32 blogs, 24 of which have been authored by one or more of the investigators on the original grant. The blogs have focused on different aspects of Brexit and Environment. The blog and website have been praised by policy-makers, practitioners and politicians and has raised our profile so that we are approached for evidence submissions and media comment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL http://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk
 
Description Brexit and Environment website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Created a website to host blog and policy briefs and linked twitter account. Regularly see articles posted on the blog read more than 500 times. It has become a key venue for sharing research and comments on Brexit and Environmental policy. Investigators on the grant have contributed 11 blogs to this site, Those submitted or reposted on separate platforms are entered separately.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.brexitandenvironment.co.uk
 
Description Brexit the Env and Green Parties 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for the Environmentalist on the Implication of Brexit for devolved parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://transform.iema.net/article/devil-detail
 
Description Briefing for the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professors Charlotte Burns and Andy Jordan gave a presentation outlining the main implications of Brexit for UK and EU environmental policy-making ay a private briefing for new members of the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee on 17 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Broadway Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The grant team co-produced an event with the Broadway Initiative and professional body IEMA to bring together key policy stakeholders from the third sector, environmental organisations and policy-making circles to develop clear ideas about the shape the Environment Bill. The event was attended and addressed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and numerous policy-making officials from Defra, the Environment Agency and BEIS and staff from the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The event was attended by 200 people and the ideas generated are being written into a report which will be forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Environment and the Cabinet Office with the aim of delivering genuine policy impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CB Grantham Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Charlotte Burns participated in a panel debate organised by the University of Sheffield Grantham Centre for the general public on the implications of Brexit for the future UK food policy. The panel debate was open to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/should-the-uk-feed-itself-tickets-43970172971#
 
Description CR Blog on Withdrawal Treaty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Colin Reid published a blog on Environmental Commitments in the Draft Withdrawal Treaty published on Brexit and Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/11/15/environment-withdrawal-agreement/
 
Description CR Blog post on devolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. Colin published a blog on devolution in the Environment Bill on the Brexit and Environment website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/01/20/devolution-in-the-environment-bill/
 
Description CR Institute for Social Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Colin Reid presented on Brexit and the Eivornment at the Institute for Social Sciences Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Climate 2050 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof. Charlotte Burns and Prof. Colin Reid sat on an expert panel with Lord Peter Lilley, an MSP, Isobel Mercer from the RSPB to discuss the implications of Brexit for UK and EU environmental policy. Th event was attended by 100 approx your people and the public and as live-streamed via facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/2050group/
 
Description Colin Reid Blog UKICE and Brexit&Env 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Colin Reid wrote a blog for a UK in a Changing Europe: Environmental governance in Scotland: Accountable to whom, and how?, whcih was crosspotsed on Brexit and Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/environmental-governance-in-scotland-accountable-to-whom-and-how/
 
Description Colin Reid Blog on BrexitEnv: The Scottish Government's goals for post-Brexit environmental governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog by Prof. Colin Reid for BrexitEnv: The Scottish Government's goals for post-Brexit environmental governance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/07/16/scotland-europe-scottish-governments-goals-post-brexi...
 
Description Colin Reid Evidence Holyrood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid submitted a written statement and gave verbal evidence to the Environment, Land Reform and Climate Change Committee in the Scottish Parliament on 30 April 2019, on the implications of Brexit for Common Frameworks on environmental policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/112534.aspx
 
Description Conference on AgriEnvi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation of findings of Agri-Environment Report to audience of practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conversation piece on Greens and election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Neil Carter and Fay Farstad wrote a blog on green party performance in the election blog (Brexit/election/greens) 06 June:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/drowned-out-by-the-corbyn-effect-the-green-party-struggles-to-cut-throug...
 
Description DCU presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at Dublin City University Brexit Institute Conference on the implications of Brexit for climate change policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Defra Roundable on 25 YEP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof C Burns attended a roundtable with officials from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss the ways in which the 25 Year Environment Plan can be implemented and what metrics can be developed to underpin future policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dublin Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns gave a presentation on the implications of Brexit for Irish Environmental and Climate Change ambition. The presentation was made to the general public and academics and students at an open event organised by and held at Dublin City University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EAC/EFRA written evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Brexit and Environment Team were invited to submit written evidence to a joint House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) Inquiry into the Draft Environmental Governance and Principles Bill, and members of the team were invited to give oral evidence. Prof. C Burns to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, Prof. Andy Jordan to the EAC and Prof. Colin Reid and Dr Viviane Gravey to EFRA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environment-food-an...
 
Description ENDs Interview CB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on Michael Gove's environmental credentials for subscription service Environmental News Daily Service (ENDs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.endsreport.com/article/1586755/gove-good-green-pure-political-calculator?bulletin=ends-r...
 
Description ENDs interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with the Environmental News Daily service on the environmental implications of the Brexit White Paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.endsreport.com/article/60253/brexit-white-paper-more-work-needed-say-green-groups
 
Description Environment Gov and Prin Bill blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Brexit and Environment team published a blog on the newly published Environment and Principles Governance Bill on the Brexit and Environment website. This was part of a suite of work along with submitting evidence to the EAC/EFRA inquiry on the Bill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/12/20/environment-principles-and-governance-bill/
 
Description Environment sections in UKICE Publications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Contributed pieces on the Environment to Uk and EU publications the referendum 1 year on, the cost of no deal and article 50 one year on. These publications are widely distributed and read made available to the general public and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk
 
Description European Parliament Environment Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns gave a presentation to the European Parliament's Environment Committee on the environmental implications of Brexit which was televised via the European Parliament's TV channel. The findings from the meeting were forwarded to the European parliament Brexit team to be part of the EP"s position on the Brexit negotiations. In follow up she gave further information to the Green party delegation about the implications of Brexit that were fed into the European Parliament's position. The event was also reported in media and Professor Burns was cited in ENDS Europe ('Europe's environmental news and information service') MEPs warned over environmental impact of Brexit, 29 November 2017, and Politico's Brexit Files 29.11.17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Evidence Sennedd RC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Richard Cowell and two Brexit and Environment Associates, Dr Mary Dobbs and Dr Ludivine Petetin gave evidence to the National Assembly for Wales Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on the Environment and Principles Bill, which fed into recommendations made by the Committee on the future of environmental governance in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld12780/cr-ld12780%20-e.pdf
 
Description Evidence submitted to EAC enquiry Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence to the House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry on 25-Year Environment Plan. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit-committee/25-year-environment-plan/written/79279.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit...
 
Description Evidence to Northern Irish Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns, Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Mary Dobbs submitted written evidence and were invited to give verbal evidence to the Northern Irish Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs on the implications of the Environment Bill for Northern Irish Environmental Policy. The evidence session was live-streamed so whilst there were only 10 people in the room the session is likely to have had a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Evidence to Welsh Affairs Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Viviane Gravey gave oral evidence to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee on the impact of Brexit on the repatriation of powers in the context of agriculture and trade, 24 October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/welsh-affairs-commi...
 
Description Evidence to the European Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Burns was asked to give a briefing to a public hearing of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in the European Parliament on the "Prospects and perils for the environment, public health and food safety in the future EU-UK relationship". The event was held remotely and live streamed via the Parliament tv channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description FCO -Defra Civil Service training 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to civil servants as part of the FCO Brexit Masterclass organised by UKICE about the implications of Brexit for climate and environment policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FoE brief 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Prof. Burns briefed the Friends of the Earth London office on the implications of Brexit for environmental policy. The event was live-streamed to FoE members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Green Brexit Text Blog (AJ and BM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. Andy Jordan and Dr Brendan Moore published a blog on whether the Withdrawal Agreement passed th green brexit test on Brexit and Environment and the UK in A Changing Europe blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/11/21/does-the-withdrawal-agreement-pass-the-green-brexit-t...
 
Description Green Watchdog blog by AJ and BM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by Prof Andy Jordan and Dr Brendan Moore on the planned environmental watchdog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/07/12/fines-green-watchdogs-sharpest-teeth/
 
Description Holyrood Evidence - VG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee on the internal market on the 19th June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=12202&mode=pdf
 
Description Holyrood Finance and Constitution Committee - written evidence Common Frameworks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Brexit and Environment team (C Burns, R Cowell, V Gravey, A Jordan, B Moore and C Reid) submitted written evidence on Common Frameworks to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee, which was used to inform the final report in which we received three mentions paras 48, 74 and 123.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sp-bpr-en-prod-cdnep.azureedge.net/published/FCC/2019/3/25/Report-on-Common-Frameworks/FCC-S...
 
Description House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee Inquiry on the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Evidence Submission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written evidence submitted to House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee Inquiry on the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement by Dr. Viviane Gravey (Queen's University Belfast), Professor Andrew Jordan (University of East Anglia) and Prof. Charlotte Burns (University of Sheffield), on behalf of Brexit & Environment in January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description House of Lords NI Protocol - VG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey gave evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee on the implications of the Northern Irish Protocol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/eu-select-committee-/news-...
 
Description Independent VG Intervew 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr V Gravey was interviewed by the Independent about the implications of a no-deal for habitats protection in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/no-deal-brexit-environment-uk-eu-european-court-of-justice...
 
Description Interview for national newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed by the Guardian about Report on Environmental risk analysis of Brexit, which disseminated information about the report and increased public awareness of the project and the report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/12/green-brexit-unlikely-despite-government-claims-...
 
Description Interview for national radio programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I published a report which I was interviewed about on Framing Today a national radio 4 programme. The interview raised the profile on the research that had been carried out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09y6zjd
 
Description May Confidence vote Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Charlotte Burns published a blog on the implications of PM May surviving a vote of confidence for environmental policy on the Brexit and Environment website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2018/12/12/may-survives-confidence-vote-where-now-for-the-enviro...
 
Description NATCEN Briefing and Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Burns, Dr Viviane Gravey, Dr Mary Dobbs and Dr Ludivine Petetin drafted a briefing for NATCEN on Food safety for use in an online focus group: The Future of Britain after the EU Referendum. Professor Burns then participated in an on-line expert panel in 2019 and answered questions from the general public on the content of the brief. NATCEN requested an updated brief from the team and Prof. Burns participated in a streamed event that took place in October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://whatukthinks.org/eu/future-of-britain/
 
Description NAfW Evidence VG April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey submitted written evidence on UK common frameworks on agriculture and environment to the National Assembly for Wales Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, which is availbale on line.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s75638/UK%2001%20Dr%20Viviane%20Gravey%20-%20Queens%20Univers...
 
Description NAfW wriiten and oral evidence by RC on environmental principles and governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Richard Cowell submitted written and verbal evidence to the Welsh Assembly, Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into environmental principles and governance. The record of the event was made publicly available on the Assembly's website and informed the Committee's opinion on the subject with Prof Cowell's evidence being extensively cited in the subsequent report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld11622/cr-ld11622-e.pdf
 
Description NAfW written evidence by C Reid on UK Common framework on agriculture and environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid submitted written evidence to the Welsh Assembly, Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry on UK common frameworks on agriculture and environment. The evidence was published on the Assembly website and followed up by oral evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=444&MID=4882
 
Description NI Link Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey spoke at a workshop (Brexit, Agriculture and the Environment: Debating the Way Forward for Agriculture and the Environment in Northern Ireland) organised by NI Environment Link on 29 Sept 2017 on "'From the Common Agricultural Policy to Diverging Devolved Policies?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NI Link Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey presented on 'Brexit & UK Environmental Governance' at the Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI event organised by NI Environment Link, an organisation that brings together Environment NGOs in Northern Ireland, on Oxford Island on 11 Sept 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nienvironmentlink.org/events/brexit-the-future-of-the-environment-in-ni
 
Description NIA Briefing Agriculture -VG and MD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Drs Viviane Gravey and Mary Dobbs gave evidence to the Northern Irish Assembly on the implications of the Agriculture Bill for Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://data.niassembly.gov.uk/HansardXml/committee-21318.pdf
 
Description Observer Interview on Greener UK Risk Tracker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Journalist in the Observer that was cited on the risk tracker tool used by Greener UK to track risks of Brexit to the UK Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Op editorial for Yorkshire Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of a report on the risks of Brexit for UK Environmental Policy I was invited by the Yorkshire post to write an op ed which would have reached a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/charlotte-burns-little-substance-to-promises-of-a-green...
 
Description Oral Evidence to EAC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Verbal evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Environmental Governance to inform the committee's report on the subject and ultimately government policy. The evidence was live streamed and is available via the Committee's website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit...
 
Description Oral Evidence to Parliamentary committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid was invited to give oral evidence to follow up his written submission to Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the environmental implications for Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbt1NnCNmIo
 
Description Panel Debate in the House of Lords 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I attended an expert panel debate in the House of Lords, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, on the recently published Draft Environmental Governance and Principles Bill. The debate was streamed live and is available online via Parliament TV. Committee drafted a letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment following the session in which my contribution was quoted three times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/eu-energy-environment-subcommittee/scrutiny-201...
 
Description Parliamentary Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended a parliamentary breakfast organised by the Parliamentary Industry Trust and spoke about the implications of Brexit for climate change policy. Event was attended by MPs and Peers from House of Lords and also business representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Parliamentary Evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Submitted evidence to the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee for their 'Devolution and Exiting the EU' Inquiry 26 November 2017. The evidence was cited in the final report published by the Committee to inform on-going deliberations about the post-Brexit devolution settlements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/public-administrati...
 
Description Parliamentary Evidence Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns submitted evidence to the National Assembly of Wales Consultation on The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and its Implications for Wales, 04 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s65618/EUWB%2011%20The%20Brexit%20and%20Environment%20Network...
 
Description Post Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Andy Jordan presented 'Brexit and the Environment: Current and Future Challenges' at a POST/Committee Office Roundtable, Houses of Parliament, 17 July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Practitioner Workshops in Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Practitioner Workshops held with representatives from environmental policy NGOs to gather their views on the likely implications of Brexit for UK and EU environmental policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Presentation on implications of Brexit for EU environmental policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns presented and sat on a panel discussion at a conference jointly organised by Friends of the Earth and Brexit and Environment in Brussels. The event was attended by representatives from third sector organisations and policy-makers from the EU's institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to French Chamber of Commerce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented implications of Brexit on Climate Change to French Chamber of Commerce Working Group on Climate and Energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ricard Cowell RTPI GA presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Richard Cowel gave a presentation to the Royal Town Planning Institute General Assembly, on Brexit, EU Directives and Planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Richard Cowell Blog on planning in the Environment Bill 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Richard Cowell wrote a blog on the implications of the Environment Bill for planning published on the Brexit and Environment website, which builds upon his work with the Royal Town Planning Institute on the implications of Brexit for environment and planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/02/18/environment-bill-greener-planning/
 
Description Richard Cowell Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Richard Cowell published a blog on Defra's new waste strategy on Brexit and Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/01/06/waste-strategy-brexit/
 
Description SEA Executive Committee Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. C Burns attended the Sustainable Energy Association Executive Meeting to discuss the implications of Brexit for low-carbon transition. The meeting was attended by the executive committee of the SEA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scot Gov Blog Post CR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Colin Reid published a blog on the Scottish Government's consultation on the future of environmental governance in Scotland published on the Brexit and Environment Blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.brexitenvironment.co.uk/2019/02/20/environmental-governance-in-scotland/
 
Description Scottish Parliamentary Evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence submitted by Professor Colin Reid to the Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the environmental implications for Scotland of the UK leaving the EU,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Environment/Inquiries/Colin_Reid_written_submission.pdf
 
Description Scottish Parliamentary Evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Colin Reid submitted evidence to the Scottish Finance and Constitution Committee on the "Impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on the Devolution Settlement" 29.09.2017, and his evidence was incorporated into a summary that went on to inform the report and was also cited in the Press (https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/politics/scottish-politics/531167/brexit-risks-triggering-race-bottom-environment-says-dundee-professor/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/General%20Documents/11._Colin_T._Reid_Professor_of_Environment...
 
Description Special Advisor HolyRood CR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid has acted as an adviser to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament. He was appointed in October 2019. The role is on-going.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Sunday Post (Media) Brexit - CR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Colin Reid gave an interview to the Sunday Post published on 26 January 2020 on the implications of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/experts-on-what-might-lie-ahead-as-the-uk-heads-towards-brexit-leave-d...
 
Description UKICE Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns wrote a blog of food, trade and the environment for UKiCE blog, 25 August 2017:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/all-a-cluck-about-nothing-brexit-beef-and-chlorinated-chickens/
 
Description UKICE Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey and Professor Andy Jordan wrote a blog for UKiCE blog on the environment and the election http://ukandeu.ac.uk/sidelined-again-environment-in-the-brexit-election/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/sidelined-again-environment-in-the-brexit-election/
 
Description UKICE Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Charlotte Burns wrote a blog for UKiCE blog on Brexit and the environment, 06 June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/brexit-and-the-environment-what-can-we-expect/?platform=hootsuite
 
Description UKiCE Election Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professors Charlotte Burns and Neil Carter wrote a blog for the UK in a Changing Europe on Party positions on the environment in the December 2019 election. Re-posted on Brexit and Environment blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/parties-positions-on-the-environment-and-climate-change/
 
Description VG Canadian Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey participated in 10 radio interviews organised by CBC Radio (Canada) to discuss the various aspects of the Brexit process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VG ENDs Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr V Gravey was interviewed and cited for a piece in the ENDS report about the likely impacts of Brexit upon EU Environmental policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.endsreport.com/article/61599/separation-anxiety-can-the-uk-still-influence-the-eus-green...
 
Description VG HRC NIEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr V Gravey spoke at event organised by Human Rights Consortium & Northern Ireland Environment Link, Getting Our Act Together: Human Rights, Our Environment & Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-our-act-together-human-rights-our-environment-brexit-tickets-...
 
Description VG TV France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr V Gravey was interviewed by TV France 24 on PM May's no confidence vote.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VG and MD NI Affairs Committee on agri-environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written evidence from Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Mary Dobbs from Queens University Belfast for the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Inquiry on the implications of Brexit for agriculture in Northern Ireland. The evidence was published on the committee website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/northern-ireland-af...
 
Description VG presented on Brexit impacts on European ecological transition at Fondation de l'Ecologie Politique conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Viviane Gravey presented on Brexit impacts on European ecological transition at the Maison de l'Europe de Paris, a conference organised by the Fondation de l'Ecologie Politique (French green party foundation) with Pascal Durand (FR green MEP) and Faustine Bas Defossez (EEB agri person) 27 June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Written Evidence to EAC on governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written evidence was submitted to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Environmental Governance. The written evidence was followed up by a request that Burns give oral evidence to the Committee and the written and oral evidence were both cited in the report produced by the Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/803/803.pdf
 
Description York Festival of Ideas Brexit and the Election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Charlotte Burns presented on a panel session on Brexit and the Election and participated in a public q&a as part of the York Festival of ideas event on 11 June. Informal feedback after the event from audience suggested they had learnt new information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017