The UK has announced ambitious green targets ahead of COP26 to present itself as a global leader in climate and environmental policy. But what is the impact of Brexit on the UK’s decarbonization efforts particularly its net-zero target?
The UK was an integral part of the EU’s climate change architecture both through the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and as an advocate for strong policy action. Not only were the UK and the EU’s energy markets closely connected through physical means but there was also common ground in the setting of standards, regulations and financing.
Now, outside of the Internal Energy Market and the EU ETS, the UK is having to adjust it decarbonization plans, to establish new energy and climate regimes and institutions and to redesign old ones.
This event discusses the implications of these changes and what they might mean for the politics of net-zero in the UK and across Europe.
This event is being organized in collaboration with the UK Energy Research Centre and is part of London Climate Action Week 2021.
Antony Froggatt, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
Professor Amelia Hadfield, Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe
Chair: Professor Mike Bradshaw, UKERC Co-Director, and Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School