29 Jun '16, 9pm

A bright spot amid Brexit? Growing momentum for global climate action.

A bright spot amid Brexit? Growing momentum for global climate action.

Last week’s vote by the British to leave the European Union has triggered a crisis in political leadership, thrown financial markets into turmoil and prompted eulogies for the European project – even as the ultimate consequences of the vote remain uncertain . Against that backdrop, a bit of good news may be welcome. And it comes from an unlikely quarter: climate action. That may sound surprising at first since climate change was hardly a high-profile issue in the Brexit campaign. Voting on the referendum reflected concerns about inequality, immigration, globalization, multiculturalism and an out-of-touch political elite. Even so, the prospect of the United Kingdom’s departure has raised concerns about impacts on climate and energy policy, including possible delays in finalizing the EU’s 2030 emissions target. But whatever the implications may be for Britain and the EU, one...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2016/06/29/bright-spot-amid-brex...

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