UK must bring in legal targets to reverse climate change damage, say Britons

Boris Johnson's climate change policies slammed by Tominey

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The WWF found the strong backing in a OnePoll survey. WWF chief executive Tanya Steele said: “Nature is in freefall and the UK is sadly no exception. These figures show the widespread appetite for UK Government action to combat nature loss at home and overseas. “A state of nature target that works in a similar way to the ambitious net zero emissions target would be a step change, driving policies and investment across Government and industry towards a shared goal of nature’s recovery.

“But the UK’s environmental footprint extends well beyond our shores, and ministers must act to ensure the food we eat and products we buy do not drive the destruction of nature overseas.”

The Daily Express Green Britain Needs You campaign is urging the Government, businesses and members of the public to make more space for nature.

The WWF is calling on ministers to return the Environment Bill to Parliament at the earliest possible date and urges the Government to adopt a State of Nature amendment to the Bill.

The poll revealed that the public believes driving global action to tackle the climate crisis presents an opportunity for the UK to show global leadership ahead of COP26.

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