June 4, 2019

Briefing Paper: The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and (post-Brexit) cross-border environmental cooperation

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This Briefing Paper, which forms part of the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ ongoing work into the potential consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union for North-South and cross-border cooperation, has been prompted by the April 2019 publication of an important report commissioned by the Environmental Pillar in conjunction with Northern Ireland Environment Link. Authored by Alison Hough, “Brexit, the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and the Environment: Issues arising and possible solutions” focuses on a framework that has not only provided the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) with one of its core policy pillars since its foundation, but has also been central to CCBS’s approach to Brexit. This Briefing Paper, therefore, is intended as a statement of support for the report commissioned by the Environmental Pillar and Norther Ireland Environment Link, highlighting areas of commonality between what it sets out and CCBS’s own concerns.

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