While there remains considerable uncertainty on the shape of the future EU/UK relationship, the way in which environmental issues are dealt with can have serious impacts on citizens across Europe.
What is WWF doing?
In the EU, WWF as part of the Green10 has developed a position on EU-UK collaboration in the field of environmental protection, to advise decision-makers in the EU on how to address environmental matters in the ongoing negotiations.
Due to the transboundary nature of environmental issues and shared commitments on climate change and sustainable development, WWF believes that commitments by both the UK and the EU27 to maintaining high standards and enforceability of environmental rules is needed in any agreement, as well as continued close cooperation, with the objective of strengthening rules for legitimate public interest purposes.
- 29 March 2019: UK leaves the EU
- 31 December 2020: End of the transition period following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU