Green Brexit? Minister hints at sustainable farm subsidies

Read the full story at Treehugger.

From soil carbon to flood prevention, reforming farm subsidies could be Brexit’s upside.

Full disclosure: As a Brit now living in the United States, I was firmly in the Remain camp when it comes to Brexit. And continue to be so.

That said, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by signs the Conservative government is still betting big on low carbon growth. Indeed, from electric vehicle infrastructure investments to talk of a tax on single-use plastics, it appears that the anti-environment, climate change denying wing of the Conservative party has been hushed by voices who—while I may not agree with them on many, many things—at least understand the direction that the broader global economy is going.

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