Evidence and Sources

The following is list of links to key reports and analyses on EU environmental policy and the UK, along with more general Referendum issues. This is not completely exhaustive, but we believe it covers most of the issues mentioned in Tony Whitbread's EU Referendum blogs.

Reports, analyses and opinions

D. Baldock et al. (2016) The potential policy and environmental consequences for the UK of a departure from the European Union. London: IEEP.

D. Baldock, A. Farmer & M. Nesbit (2016) Brexit- the implications for UK environment policy and regulation. A special independent report commissioned by the All-Party Parliamentary Environment Group. APPG/IEEP.

C. Burns (2015) The EU Referendum and the environment. Friends of the Earth (July 2015)

C. Burns et al (2016) The EU Referendum and the UK Environment: An Expert Review. (How has EU membership affected the UK and what might change in the event of a vote to Remain or Leave?).

A. Clements (2016) BB eye: the environment and Europe. British Birds June 2016.

House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (2016) EU and UK environmental policy. HC 537; published 19 April 2016.

S. Tindale (April 2016) The green benefits of Britain’s EU membership. Centre for European Reform.

Blog posts, broadcasts and position statements

CIEEM (March 2016) CIEEM Members and the UK Referendum on EU Membership.

CIEEM (9 June 2016) The United Kingdom’s Membership of the EU and the Natural Environment.

BBC Radio 4 broadcast (16 March 2016) Costing the Earth: The environment after exit.

BBC News ‘The UK’s EU referendum: all you need to know’ webpages

Steve Backshall (10 May 2016)Blog: ‘Conservation and Brexit.’

The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) webpage ‘The EU Referendum & wildlife’

The Wildlife Trusts’ position on the EU Referendum

Background documents to the UK referendum on the EU

European Union Referendum Act 2015

HM Government (2016) The best of both worlds: the United Kingdom’s special status in a reformed European Union. Report to Parliament pursuant to section 6 of the European Union Referendum Act 2015. Published February 2016.

Letter by President Donald Tusk to the Members of the European Council on his proposal for a new settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union, with associated Annexes (draft Decisions and Declarations which would come into force in the event that the UK votes to remain as a Member State of the EU). European Council press release, 2 February 2016

Vaughne Miller (2016) UK’s EU reform negotiations: the Tusk package. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper no 7497, 9 February 2016.

EU policy and legislation

A useful guide ‘EU environmental legislation and UK implementation’ (December 2015) has been produced by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)