The future of evidence-based environmental policy in the UK post-Brexit

Join NCI and UKNEEE to hear a range of speakers discuss the environmental risks and opportunities for the UK post-Brexit

The UK has a proud tradition of evidence based policy making, including for the environment. It is, however, a tradition facing an unpredictable future in light of changes to policy priorities, the role of public sector and research budgets. Brexit brings added uncertainty for the future.

Yet there are clear prospects for scientific expertise and innovative ideas to influence the direction of policy – from agri-environment to fisheries. How can we make the case for research, and frame it in a way that is practical and useful to inform policy making?

Hosted by NCI and the UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE), this event provides a multidisciplinary forum to explore the risks and opportunities that accompany this change. Our speakers will present evidence and pose questions to make this an engaging and memorable debate – no doubt one of many we will need to have going forward, not least in contributing to the forthcoming Great Repeal Bill.

Date & Time: February 7, 2017, 16:30-18:30

Chair: Joan Walley, Chair, Aldersgate Group

Speakers:
Amy Mount, Head of Greener UK Unit, Green Alliance
Edward Lockhart Mummery, Resource Decisions
Brett Day, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Exeter, Director of LEEP
Griffin Carpenter, environmental economist, New Economics Foundation

This is a free event but spaces are limited. Registration is essential. Please email uknee@eftec.co.uk no later than 3rd February.