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Falklands frustrated over future environmental funding after Brexit

Friday, November 8th 2019 - 09:55 UTC
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Lord Gardiner of Kimble provided scant reassurance that environmental funding lost by Brexit would be covered by UK government Lord Gardiner of Kimble provided scant reassurance that environmental funding lost by Brexit would be covered by UK government

Falklands Conservation has expressed frustration on future environmental funding pledged by London once United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.

In effect Lord Gardiner of Kimble this week provided scant reassurance that future environmental funding for the Falklands and other Overseas Territories (OTs) would replace any current EU funding lost as a result of Brexit.

Lord Gardiner was responding to a question from Baroness Hooper asking whether the Darwin Initiative funding, provided through DEFRA, (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) would be stepped up to cover any loss in funding arising out of Brexit.

In his response, Lord Gardiner acknowledged that the UK Government had launched a call for evidence in May this year, stating, “We have received a number of in-depth responses to this Call for Evidence, many of which mention both EU funding and DP. These responses will help inform decisions on future funding for environmental and biodiversity protection in the OTs to be made ahead of the next full Spending Review.”

However, speaking to Penguin News last week, Falklands Conservation expressed frustration at the lack of response to that Call for Evidence, noting that nearly five months have passed since the deadline for submissions. (PN).

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  • portman

    falklands conservation or any other fi charity does not need funding from uk taxpayer as fi tax payer has built up huge reserves for fig and it can easily afford to fund all requirements.

    Nov 08th, 2019 - 10:02 am +2
  • Roger Lorton

    Where I live does not make me what I am. I am English. I care, but you are right, out political system is very forked up. Representative democracy has proven to be no democracy at all. We need some kind of participatory democracy where politicians are legally accountable for their lies and their promises.

    Nov 08th, 2019 - 01:53 pm +1
  • Roger Lorton

    As the UK has not actually left yet, this may be a little premature.

    Nov 08th, 2019 - 08:17 am 0
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