This post is by Andy Jordan and Viviane Gravey of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. They recently co-led an expert review of the environmental implications of Brexit funded by the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.
Last week’s statement by a cross party group of environmental politicians was important, less for what it contained and more for what was behind it. Launched with the backing of Britain Stronger in Europe, it marked the first attempt by either of the two official referendum campaigns to capture the environmental vote. Having seized the initiative, the eyes of the environmental movement are now on Vote Leave to see how – and, indeed, if – it responds. Read more