European Environment Agency

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the monitoring, measuring and reporting of environmental outcomes in the event that the UK ends its membership of the European Environment Agency.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is committed to high environmental standards and to increasing, not weakening, environmental protections as we leave the EU. To support this, current EU legislative requirements concerning monitoring, measuring and reporting have been reflected in EU exit Statutory Instruments, and will continue to be implemented after the UK leaves the EU. Our preparations for leaving the EU reflect this, including replacing functions previously carried out by the European Environment Agency.

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