IEMA reacts to the outcome of the UK General Election

Following confirmation that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will form a Conservative Government in coalition with the DUP, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor, Martin Baxter, has just said that the shock result poses challenges for the UK.

Speaking this afternoon, Baxter said: “The outcome of the General Election raises significant challenges, from forming a Government to developing and implementing a legislative programme - all against a backdrop of the UK’s Article 50 notification to leave the EU.”

“IEMA members expressed significant concern in the run up to the election on a wide range of sustainability issues including air quality, climate change and circular economy. It is vital that the short-term uncertainties are quickly resolved so that long-term challenges can be properly addressed.”

Click the links to view IEMA members’ views about how the outcome of the election could impact on environment and sustainability.