Friends of the Earth has expressed concern that the majority of regulations relating to environmental matters originate from EU legislation, much of which may be withdrawn from the statute books in years to come as the UK negotiates a new relationship with the EU and the rest of the world.
Craig Bennett is right to emphasise that rules and regulations are much more likely to be accepted and acted upon if they are drafted and implemented with input from those most affected by it. Now is an ideal time to start a conversation on the likely changes with our clients, suppliers and colleagues - how will it affect your (and our) business going forward?
For me the number one lesson from today is that change will have no chance of enduring if it is done to people. It has to be done by people and with people. Within my own movement, the environmental movement, we have spent far too much time in the Westminster or Brussels bubbles talking to each other about science and policy. We’ve debated countless cost curves and transition pathways. As a collective, we’ve not spent nearly enough time talking, engaging and most importantly listening to what I call “people”, and professional politicians seem to call “hard-working people”.