12 May 2017: Brexit and the environment: An opportunity or a threat?

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Events by . Share this article

Part of the Festival of Debate: www.festivalofdebate.com
In association with SPERI: speri.dept.shef.ac.uk

Friday 12 May 2017, 5.30pm-7pm

Lecture Theatre 5, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield
32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield 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.


  • 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, www.rspb.org.uk
  • James Copeland – Environment and Land Use Adviser for the North East Region, National Farmers Union, www.nfuonline.com
  • Chaired by Daniel Bailey – SPERI, speri.dept.shef.ac.uk