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Ahead of the 'meaningful vote': what does the draft Withdrawal Agreement mean for the environment?

As the ‘meaningful vote’ draws near (scheduled for Tuesday 11 December) on the draft Withdrawal Agreement, we have produced a new briefing for MPs and peers. This considers the Withdrawal Agreement and political statement on the future relationship in light of the four Brexit benchmarks we set in October: will there be higher standards, effective enforcement, systems for cross-border co-operation, and environmentally sound trade policy?

We hope this briefing will encourage members of parliament and the wider public to consider how environmental protections can be maintained and strengthened during the Brexit process. We point towards a number of vital questions about the government’s proposed approach that so far remain answered.

Greener UK's briefing on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and political statement on the future relationship can be read here.