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Concern ‘the government will water down environmental policies’

  • by JW

“Climate change and biodiversity loss are closely linked.” [Natural History Museum]


The Devon Wildlife Trust‘s latest newsletter looks at ‘nature news’ – where it tells of concerns by environmental groups about the direction of current national policy:

The UK government has set legally binding targets for nature’s recovery and international climate commitments. However, recent announcements, including new oil and gas licenses, will not help us reach these targets. Read more in our latest blog.

Along with other charities, The Wildlife Trusts signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister requesting assurance that the government will not water down environmental policies.

Help us get the message out to Party leaders that we need actions, not warm words.

This is very much part of the Wildlife Trusts’ Defend Nature project:

We hold onto the fact that Ministers are now on the record at every turn with promises not to weaken environmental protections, and will challenge them to keep to these promises.

The government’s own Climate Change Committee in its latest report shows concern that “policy development continues to be too slow”; a cross-section of business and science leaders have warned the government against a “politically suicidal” lurch away from their green pledges; and meanwhile, public concern over green issues and climate change has doubled.

Finally, as the Natural History Museum points out, climate change and biodiversity loss are “closely conneted”.