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Environment: EU External Relations

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 9693, tabled on 8 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the legal position will be of international environmental agreements ratified jointly by the EU and the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

18 September 2017

The UK will continue to be bound by international Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) to which it is party. We are committed to upholding our international obligations under these agreements and will continue to play an active role internationally following our departure from the EU. We will give due consideration to the ratification of MEAs in the future to which the UK is not currently party in its own right,(recognising that some risks have no relevance to the UK.)