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UK “will not step back” from climate leadership after Brexit

UK “will not step back” from climate leadership after Brexit


The UK will continue to play a leading role internationally in work to tackle climate change after its departure from the EU, a junior minister at Defra has said. Speaking during a debate in the Lords on Thursday 23 March, Lord Gardiner of Kimble said that, even following Brexit, the UK would remain bound to multilateral environmental and climate change agreements, such as the UNFCC and the Paris Agreement. He said: “The UK's acknowledged skills and expertise have been a major factor in developing our influence in international climate and environmental policies. These skills and expertise will stand us in good stead for continuing to influence environmental policies. We will not step back from the international leadership that we have given on climate change.”

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