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16-06-2017

Brexit and the Environment: Impact on the island of Ireland

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What impact will Brexit have on the environment on island of Ireland? What do we know about what the EU and UK sides want to achieve on environmental regulation in the negotiations? Is it even possible to have divergent regulation? How would that work? The European Parliament is hosting a free discussion event, open to all, in partnership with leading environmental NGOs on Friday 16 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk.

Brexit negotiations are about to begin. The EU has extensive laws on the environment – what will apply in Northern Ireland in future? What will be the impact on the rest of the island be? Could the UK reduce its environmental standards? Will the EU adhere to the Paris Climate agreement?

Can different environmental standards be applied on both parts of the island? How will standards be enforced in Northern Ireland if EU oversight no longer applies there? What will be the impact on agriculture?

We will try to answer some of these questions in Dundalk on Friday 16th June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, 9:30 am - 5.00 pm. Come along to learn what the future may hold for the environment and make your own views known. Speakers will include Mairead McGuinness MEP and Lynn Boylan MEP who are both Members of the European Parliament's Environment Committee. Other experts from Dublin, Belfast and London will also give their views and join the debate.

This event is free to attend but prior registration is essential. Book your place at epdublin@ep.europa.eu or phone 01 605 79 00