A rich natural environment, with clean air and water, healthy soil, thriving wildlife and vibrant green spaces, underpins the well-being and prosperity of our society. Nature brings joy and wonder to millions of people. Yet, current environmental protections are not working as effectively as they could. Additional measures are required if we are to not only halt the damage and decline, but also to restore the UK’s degraded environment and biodiversity. We need to secure existing environmental protections through the repeal bill, then build on and improve them. For England, that means an ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan, reinforced by a new Environment Act.
Briefing for policy makers:Securing a healthier environment and nature’s recovery