Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The EU Referendum and the UK environment: An Expert Review

Professor Neil Carter is one of the contributors to 'The EU Referendum and the UK environment: An Expert Review', which provides a detailed review of the academic evidence on how EU membership has influenced UK policies, systems of decision making and environmental quality. Containing 14 chapters and over 60,000 words, it documents how the EU has affected UK environmental policy and how, in turn, the UK has worked through the EU to shape wider, international thinking. It has been authored by 14 international experts, who have drawn on the findings of over 700 publications to offer an impartial and authoritative assessment of the evidence. Overall, the report concludes that, on balance, the net environmental benefits of EU membership have been positive. Neil Carter's contribution focuses on the impact of EU membership on the response of political parties to environmental issues.