By Jess Price
It is vitally important that in this General Election the environment doesn’t get forgotten again.
In the 2015 general election the environment really didn’t feature. If we want Sussex to be a place for nature’s recovery, where people and wildlife thrive together, it has to be different this time. The first step is to make sure that the environment features in political parties’ manifestos.
This snap election is a chance for your vote to count towards a flourishing environment. Insist that our wildlife on land and at sea is given a chance to thrive. Demand clean air and water, a sustainable economy and a country where people are connected to nature.
Election manifestos are being finalised this weekend and your MP can affect what goes in them.
If you care about the future of our natural environment, please write to your MP today to demand that nature is on the agenda.
For the wellbeing of their constituents and Sussex wildlife, we want MP’s to ask their party leaders to commit in their General Election manifestos to:
- Fully transpose and maintain all of the current EU environmental laws and principles in UK or devolved nation law; and ensure that these standards will improve over time and will be enforced properly - not watered down, abandoned or reversed.
- Introduce new laws and policies which make the UK a world leader in high environmental standards, creating sustainable farming and fishing industries that allow nature to thrive and improve over time. These must deliver real benefits, where public money delivers public goods including abundant nature, sustainable food production, clean water, climate change mitigation and beautiful landscapes.
- Ensure that the UK leads on climate change by publishing robust low carbon investment plans and producing a UK climate strategy to play our part in delivering the Paris Climate Agreement.
Please write to your MP today - you will find their contact details on the Write to Them website.