There will still be much debate among member states over how to achieve the 55% emissions target for 2030. The UK is no longer part of that debate. A guest on Kossuth Radio’s European time was Richard Shackleton, Deputy Head of the British Embassy in Budapest.
In the fall, Britons will be at the center of the quest for climate issues, as Glasgow will host the 26th United Nations Climate Summit in November.
“We all know that climate change is a global issue”
said Deputy Head of the British Embassy in Budapest.
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According to him, you can’t just move in one place at a time, you have to work together. According to him, Brexit has not changed much of its attitude towards climate policy.
We have gone further than we were expected to do within the European Union to reduce emissions.
The Brexit process ended earlier this year, and the transition period is over. However, the disagreements have not been fully resolved, as negotiations over Irish-Northern Irish customs services and borders are still ongoing.
From 1 January this year, after the end of the transition period, the extension of which was rejected by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the union’s request, despite repeated demands from several groups with economic interests.
Because of Brexit, the simplest export and import activity has also become a bureaucratic and costly procedure.
Then the British fishermen found that what they had caught at dawn and what they had served themselves at the tables of French restaurants for decades in the evenings were now sometimes two or three days lost at the frontier, even if there was the slightest problem with the accompanying papers. .
Farmers faced a similar situation that they were no longer able to compete, with farmers in the European Union whose lives were not hampered by additional customs and logistical barriers.
Moreover, the big argument for the British is that foreign workers who left during the coronavirus pandemic do not return because they do not deserve to apply for a work permit and visa as well as low salaries. In other European countries, they get a better and smoother job.
This article was written in collaboration with Euranet Plus, the main broadcasting network for news about the European Union. Let’s understand Europe better!
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