Minister discusses Brexit and climate change with Committee

Claire Perry MP
16 March 2018

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions BEIS Minister Claire Perry on the effect of Brexit on the UK's action on climate change.


Wednesday 21 March in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00 am

  • The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Areas of discussion

According to the Committee on Climate Change, EU-level policies would have covered approximately 55% of the emissions reductions required for the UK to meet its 2030 climate targets. The Committee will be asking what steps the Government is taking to ensure that Brexit does not undermine the UK’s climate ambitions.

Likely areas of questioning include:

  • How the UK will meet its carbon budgets in the absence of an EU-level framework
  • The UK's status within international climate agreements post-Brexit
  • The impact of losing EU funding for action on climate change
  • Government’s view on the UK's future participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)
  • The climate implications of the current EU proposals on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy and on clean energy legislation

Further information

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