Valuing the Environment 2017: EU Exit and the 25 Year Plan for the Environment

Date: 5th July 2017

Location: Central London

Event Description

Hear from: Dr Therese Coffey MP, Defra Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Dieter Helm, Natural Capital Committee and 25 Year Plan for the Environment Pioneer Projects

The EU provides the UK with key environmental legal protections. After the triggering of Article 50 current EU laws will be transcribed into domestic law, providing both considerable challenges and opportunities for the UK Government to select priorities that work best for the UK. The 25 Year Plan for the Environment provides the framework for Government to plan its policies post-EU Exit and reaffirms its objective of ‘being the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than which we found it’.

Despite this it has been suggested up to one third of the UK’s environmental protections will be lost in the Great Repeal Act. The Environmental Audit Committee has warned that protections for wildlife and habitats may be weaker after EU Exit if the Government does not take quick action during the Article 50 process. This conference will consider if the regulatory framework is fit for purpose to deliver the 25 Year Plan for the Environment and 25 Year Food, Farming and Fisheries Plan at a pivotal moment for the UK and assess the progress of the pioneer projects for incorporating the value of nature into policy to deliver a cleaner, greener, healthier environment.

This interdisciplinary event will bring together economists, regulators, social scientists and environmental scientists to discuss progress in natural capital accounting and evaluate the content of Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment, the targets it should aim for and steps being taken to underpin the natural capital approach in business.

For sponsorship enquiries please email sponsorship@ciwem.org.

Details

Venue

Central London

Time

9:00am - 5:00pm

Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr Therese Coffey MP, Defra Parliamentary Under-Secretary and Dieter Helm, Natural Capital Committee

Cost

£220.00

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