Lords report on Brexit: Environment & Climate Change

14 February 2017

The CLA  has responded to the House of Lords Energy and EU Sub-Committee report on the environment and climate change post-Brexit published today (14 February).

CLA President Ross Murray said: “We are pleased to see the Lords agree with our call for policy stability during Brexit and in the immediate aftermath. Security of legislation is crucial in order to give public authorities and private investors the confidence to make long-term decisions. Investment by farmers and landowners is critical in maintaining high standards for on-farm environmental work.

“A replacement for the CAP must build on the progress in environmental protection that has been made in the past few decades, and we would ask the Government to clarify how they intend to fund reaching environmental goals.”

The CLA submitted written evidence to the Sub-Committee in November 2016, which can be read here.

The House of Lords report can be read here.