Audio — The Guardian’s Brexit Means Podcast - Tom Burke Discusses the Impact of Brexit on the Environment
The UK’s membership of the EU has played a major role in our environmental protection. From wildlife safeguards to energy efficiency, air pollution to marine conservation, the EU has led in pushing through vital measures. To such an extent, in fact, that more than 1,100 UK environmental laws were made at EU level. According to the House of Commons environmental audit committee, 80% of our environmental rules stem from EU directives.