People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions

Britain in a Changing Europe

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18:00 – 21:00

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£10 BES/RGS members/Student; £20 non-members

Join us for the first post-referendum public debate on the future of environmental policy in the UK following the vote to leave the European Union, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.

Co-organised by the Sibthorp Trust, the British Ecological Society and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), with support from the Society for the Environment and the Wellcome Trust.

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, launching the country into a period of uncertainty as a new relationship with Europe and the world is negotiated. The EU frameworks that have underpinned much of our environmental policy and legislation – from agriculture to protected areas – are no longer assured.

Yet the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss will lose none of their urgency. What will environmental policy in the UK look like outside of the European Union? What threats and opportunities does ‘Brexit’ pose for the environment? How will we tackle international challenges under a new political agreement?

Put your questions to our panel of leading politicians, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Confirmed panellists include:

George Eustice MP, Conservatives, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment

Baroness Kate Parminter, Liberal Democrats, Spokesperson for Environment and Rural Affairs

Natalie Bennett, Green Party, Leader

Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour

Stuart Agnew MEP, UKIP, Agriculture Spokesperson

Martin Nesbit, Senior Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy

The debate will be followed by a drinks reception, and the opportunity to view the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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