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Brexit could have “chilling” impact on EU environmental ambitions: report

Brexit could have “chilling” impact on EU environmental ambitions: report


 

A new report has warned that the ambition of the EU’s climate policies could be seriously undermined by a UK vote to leave the bloc. The study, by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), said that, while the UK had been “reluctant” about some low-carbon policies, it had been a “consistent voice” in favour of the EU’s overall climate ambition. It said: “In the absence of the UK, the potential for […] relatively climate-sceptic member states to be able to achieve a blocking minority in Council would be greater; and could in turn exercise a chilling effect on the level of ambition in the Commission’s proposals.”

 

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