We’re clear that more trade doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. We are exploring all options in the design of future trade and investment agreements, including possible environmental provisions.
We are committed to upholding the UK’s high environmental standards and will consider the full range of mechanisms available to us.
The Department is considering ways to maximise trade and investment opportunities in clean growth sectors during, and in the run up to, COP26.
The UK is also seeking an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework to spur global action, recognising the important role of nature-based solutions.