The House of Lords will today, Thursday 23 March, debate the EU Energy and Environment report from February, “Brexit: environment and climate change”.
Among those listed to speak are Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Lord Grantchester, Baroness Featherstone and Lord Hunt of Chesterton.
The debate is being moved by Lord Teverson, Chair of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, and Lord Gardiner of Kimble will respond on behalf of the Government.
The debate is expected to start from around 4:00pm.
The report Brexit: environment and climate change was published in February 2017 and set out a series of recommendations for the Government to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit.
The report highlighted that the UK’s environmental and climate change policies are profoundly embedded in EU law and stress the immense complexity of the task of disentangling them in a way that ensures the environment is as well-protected after Brexit as it was before.