Because policy making in the EU is often highly technical, its net effect on the daily lives of UK citizens and their local environment tends to escape media attention. This project offers a detailed review of the academic evidence on how EU membership has influenced UK policies, systems of decision making and environmental quality. It reviews EU-UK relations and discusses different scenarios for the future including two options following a vote to Leave: a 'Norway' option and a 'Free Trade' option.
- An expert review of UK-EU environmental relations written by 14 international experts (launched on 11 April 2016)
- An executive summary of the review (launched on 11 April 2016)
- A revision of the expert review, on Hard v. Soft Brexit, published on 8 August 2016
- Blog posts and media interventions
Dr Charlotte Burns, University of York
Dr Viviane Gravey, Queen's University Belfast
Prof. Andy Jordan, University of East Anglia
This project is funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) through its UK in a Changing Europe Initiative and Impact Acceleration scheme, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund.