The EU wants to tie Britain to its own green commitments, and its carbon trading market
Brussels negotiators are seeking to lock Britain into European Union rules on climate change as tensions rise over a future trade deal.
The bloc wants Britain to sets up an independent watchdog to ensure it sticks to green commitments and it called on the UK to remain as part of its carbon trading market.
Boris Johnson has repeatedly rejected demands to follow EU regulations as part of a deal, but Michel Barnier has said that so-called level playing field guarantees are “inextricably linked” to striking an agreement.
The UK’s Committee on Climate Change already monitors progress in reducing emissions and reaching targets. The Government would be expected to report such data to Brussels after Brexit, according to the EU’s negotiating mandate….