U.K. Climate Change Envoy In Chicago

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a Tuatara lizard at Zealandia nature reserve as New Zealand Conservation Minister Maggie Barry watches in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Johnson is visiting the South Pacific nation for two days as Britain looks to strengthen its ties with its former colony amid a broader reshaping of Britain’s global relationships as it prepares to leave the European Union. (Hagen Hopkins/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a Tuatara lizard at Zealandia nature reserve as New Zealand Conservation Minister Maggie Barry watches in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Johnson is visiting the South Pacific nation for two days as Britain looks to strengthen its ties with its former colony amid a broader reshaping of Britain's global relationships as it prepares to leave the European Union. Hagen Hopkins/AP, Pool Photo
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a Tuatara lizard at Zealandia nature reserve as New Zealand Conservation Minister Maggie Barry watches in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Johnson is visiting the South Pacific nation for two days as Britain looks to strengthen its ties with its former colony amid a broader reshaping of Britain’s global relationships as it prepares to leave the European Union. (Hagen Hopkins/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a Tuatara lizard at Zealandia nature reserve as New Zealand Conservation Minister Maggie Barry watches in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Johnson is visiting the South Pacific nation for two days as Britain looks to strengthen its ties with its former colony amid a broader reshaping of Britain's global relationships as it prepares to leave the European Union. Hagen Hopkins/AP, Pool Photo

U.K. Climate Change Envoy In Chicago

For decades, as part of the European Union, the United Kingdom participated in multinational treaties. Many of those treaties concerned fighting climate change.

Now, a year after the “Brexit” vote and efforts to leave the EU and its treaties, the county’s commitments to the environment need to be re-affirmed. UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, named career diplomat Nick Bridge to represent the UK in climate negotiations. Bridge is in Chicago to learn about Midwest efforts to counter climate change. He joins us to discuss the UK’s climate strategy since Brexit.