The United Kingdom and West Virginia, seemingly worlds apart geographically and culturally, share an interconnected relationship through policies, commerce and environmental issues. Here at WRCWV.org we’re dedicated to exploring these links to better understand their impact on local West Virginia communities.
Take, for instance, trade policies. The firms in West Virginia export a variety of goods and services to the UK. Hence, the UK trade policies directly affect the economy in this part of the United States. Policy changes such as Brexit can result in serious consequences on the economic activities of our local producers. Understanding these complexities is crucial for anticipating future challenges and opportunities.
Similarly, environmental policies of the UK also have an impact. As a leader in climate action, the UK’s strategies towards carbon neutrality set an example for states like West Virginia. Our rich history in coal mining leads us to closely observe the UK’s energy transition.
It’s this interconnectedness that WRCWV.org aims to platform, fostering a detailed understanding of how international relations can directly shape local communities in West Virginia.