The potential impact of Brexit on the prospects for a Green transition in Europe
This paper outlines the results of the transnational project “The potential impact of Brexit on the prospects for a green transition in Europe” implemented in 2017 by the green European Foundation
In 2017 Green House coordinated a transnational project for the Green European Foundation entitled . Six countries took part – France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and the UK. In each country, a public discussion event was held with a particular focus on the implications of Brexit for that country; the events were linked by a common framework of questions and by the participation of some expert contributors at more than one event. The concluding conference was held in London on 11 November, and brought together representatives from the all the participating countries and organisations in the search for a better understanding of the challenges posed both to the UK and to Europe. Speakers at the concluding conference included Norman Baker, Molly Scott Cato, Terry Reintke, Jean Lambert, and Caroline Lucas, as well as politicians and experts from all the other countries involved.
An article by Ray Cunningham, the co-ordinator of the project, on the view of Brexit from the UK, one year on from the referendum was published by the Green European Journal, in July 2017. In it he draws comparisons between a Brexit Britain and the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before the first World War. To read the article click here.