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This article examines the potential implications of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (so-called ‘Brexit’) for the success and survival of the country’s flagship climate policy, the Climate Change Act 2008. The impact of a ‘soft’ and a ‘hard’ Brexit for the main features of the Climate Change Act are assessed, building on documentary evidence and elite interviews with key policy-makers and policy-shapers. The article argues that the long-term viability of the Climate Change Act was being threatened even before the EU referendum, and that Brexit will do little to improve this situation. Even though the existence of the Climate Change Act is not under immediate threat, a range of issues presented by Brexit risk undermining its successful implementation.
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- Brexit – EU referendum – Climate Change – Climate Change Act – Emissions Trading Scheme – Energy
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Divergence, Dismantling and Contestation: Brexit and the Repoliticisation of UK Environmental Governance
1/04/17 → 31/03/19
Project: Research project (funded) › Research