France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal

President Macron and other member states fear Britain could gain advantage over them by undercutting EU environment laws

France is pushing the UK to incorporate future European climate change directives into law automatically in return for an ambitious trade deal with the EU.

A large number of member states fear that the UK could enjoy an economic advantage after Brexit if it were able to diverge from European laws and regulations, and they want to use their leverage now to force a commitment from future British governments.

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Source: theguardian
France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal