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Brexit and the environment: An opportunity or a threat?

Fri 12 May 2017, 5.30–7pm, Lecture Theatre 5, The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Rd S3 7RD

The EU has championed environmental causes, but it hasn´t been perfect. Does increased sovereignty post-Brexit create a threat or an opportunity, and how could it help us achieve environmental goals? Join politicians, policy-makers and EU law experts to discuss whether the UK environment will be better off after Brexit.Speakers: Dr Apolline Roger, School of Law, The University of Sheffield Paul Blomfield MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central Kate Jennings, Head of Site Conservation Policy, RSPB James Copeland, Environment and Land Use Adviser for the North East Region, National Farmers Union Chaired by Daniel Bailey, SPERIOrganiser: Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, a collaboration between the University of Sheffield and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. In association with SPERI, a Festival of Debate event, hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes the Alt-Sheff "Localcheck" column in "Now Then" magazine). Free to attend, but please register using the link below so they can get an idea of numbers.Eventbrite booking

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