Does the UK need a Nature and Wellbeing Act of Parliament? The Wildlife Trusts think we do.
The legislation is designed to bring about the recovery of nature in a generation, for the benefit of people and wildlife. The proposals have been drafted by The Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB and are supported by more than 20 partner organisations. Such an Act would put nature at the heart of how decisions are made about health, housing and other development, education, economic growth, flood resilience and every community. It would ensure for instance that local and national ‘ecological networks’ are mapped out and created to put wildlife habitats back into the landscape.
Here’s a Green Paper which maps out what is being sought. If it’s to be a successful campaign, we’ll need to get involved.