The Big Brexit Questions podcast: What next for green finance in the UK?
In the wake of Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to delay the deadline to organise a departure from the European Union, edie's new podcast mini-series explores the impact of Brexit on key areas of the UK's green economy. Up next: Green finance.
At a time when climate change has, perhaps for the first time since the public voted in 2016, eclipsed Brexit debates in the media - largely thanks to the declaration of a 'climate emergency', the publication of the Committee on Climate Change's net-zero advice and debates surrounding a Green New Deal raging on - edie’s Big Brexit Questions podcast series returns to discuss green finance with the chair of the City of London Corporation's Green Finance Initiative and former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Roger Gifford.
Entitled ‘The Big Brexit Questions’ and hosted by edie’s content editor, Matt Mace and reporter, Sarah George, this podcast series hears from the experts at the forefront of the green economy’s push to help Ministers deliver a Brexit which either preserves or betters the nation’s existing environmental legislation.
Running as a six-part series, the podcast examines the impacts that the UK's various exit scenarios will have on green legislation and on sustainable business across six key areas – resource efficiency, natural capital, green finance, clean energy, transport and the built environment - in 15 minutes or less per episode.
In this, the fourth episode, Sir Roger details the work done by City's Green Finance Initiative since its launch in 2017; provides information on the upcoming launch of its new Green Finance Institute, and predicts how Brexit will affect both of these entities -and the wider finance sector - in the near future.
You can catch up on the first episode, which sees Sarah discuss Brexit's impacts on resource efficiency and waste management with the Environmental Services Association’s (ESA) policy and parliamentary affairs officer Libby Forrest, by clicking here.
The second episode, featuring green campaign group Friends of the Earth’s senior policy advisor and nature campaigner Paul De Zylva discussing biodiversity and natural capital, is available here.
And our third episode, which consists of a discussion between Matt and the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) policy & external affairs director James Court, can be found here.
The edie Brexit Matrix
edie readers keen to explore, in more detail, the impacts that the UK's various exit scenarios would have on environmental policy, now have access to a FREE downloadable "Matrix" outlining this information clearly.
Produced by the edie editorial team with support from green policy experts, the Matrix maps out the potential ramifications of Brexit for the green economy, whatever the outcome.
You can download the Matrix by clicking here.