People, Politics and the Planet – Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby

Britain in a changing Europe

6:00 p.m., 21 July 2016, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London

We held 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.

A video of the conference can be found here.

Follow this link to view some of the conversations from the conference


Co-organised by:
the Sibthorp Trust

and 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?

Questions were put to our panel of leading politicians, chaired by leading broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby.

The panellists included:

Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour, previously Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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

Natalie Bennett, Green Party, Leader

Stuart Agnew MEP, UKIP Agriculture spokesperson

The debate was followed by a drinks reception, and the opportunity to view the

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year  exhibition.

Join the conversation on Twitter #PPPAnyQs, or  watch the videos from last year’s event.

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