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Brexit raises many questions for UK climate policy and regulation, with a wide number of policies affected. Questions raised include whether the UK continues to participate in the EUETS and Effort Sharing Regulation, the role of renewables, and the operation of interconnectors. While it is too early to have the answers, this seminar looks at the range of issues that need to be considered, and what some of the implications might be. Two speakers who have looked closely at the issues will give us an overview of what will need to be worked through over the next two years and beyond.
Antony Froggatt joined Chatham House in 2007 and is a Senior Research Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Department. He studied energy and environmental policy at the University of Westminster and the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University and is currently an Associate Member of the Energy Policy Group at Exeter University. At Chatham House, he specialises on global electricity policy and the public understanding of climate change. He has worked as an independent consultant for 20 years with environmental groups, academics and public bodies in Europe and Asia as well as a freelance journalist. His most recent research project is understanding the energy and climate policy implications of Brexit.
Owen Bellamy is a Senior Analyst at the Committee on Climate Change (the UK government’s official independent advisory body on climate change issues established under the Climate Change Act). He leads the work for the Committee on economy-wide analysis and cross-cutting issues, as well as EU climate policy, aviation and shipping. He has an MSc in Environmental Economics from UCL and a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.