Today, Monday 1 March, there is coverage in The Times, I , Independent and Daily Express on calls from over 50 nature organisations for the Prime Minister’s commitments to reverse nature’s decline by 2030 to be backed up in law.
The environment coalition group, Wildlife and Countryside Link, has today launched the “State of Nature” campaign, following an open letter to the Prime Minister. This is also covered in an op-ed from Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trusts in the Daily Express.
The coverage focuses on the coalition’s calls for the government’s commitments to reverse nature’s decline by 2030 to be backed up in law.
We agree about the importance of protecting the natural environment and reversing nature’s decline.
Our landmark Environment Bill and 25 Year Environment Plan are world leading and represent a huge step-change in our country’s ambition for wildlife and the natural environment.
Defra will be bringing forward proposals this year to designate new National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Environment Secretary George Eustice said:
“Now more than ever, it is vital that we protect the natural environment and reverse nature’s decline. Our landmark Environment Bill and 25 Year Environment Plan are truly world leading and represent a huge step-change in our country’s ambition for wildlife and the natural environment.
“As part of our commitment to restoring nature, we are investing £640m in the Nature for Climate Fund which will deliver woodland creation and peat restoration and are investing a further £80 million in the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. We have also launched a major new initiative to support the development of a nature recovery network backed by hundreds of private and public sector organisations.”
Comment by Jw Baxter posted on
Well, now that we have taken back control of OUR destiny, pray tell me in few fine words what are we doing with neonicotinoids , more voluminous reports on how well we are doing, and how many raw sewage discharges to water courses we can tolerate before the illusion becomes real?.
I question how well we are doing in the real world,without a report, but observed by people who care about their surroundings like the clouded chalk stream downstream of the waste water treatment works, the fields with no buzz, and the hedges with no bird nests. We got us to where we are.....fine words and reports will not solve the issues.
Comment by Mark Goodger posted on
So if you agree that about the importance of protecting the natural environment and reversing nature’s decline are you prepared to back this up in law?