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Our environment and the wildlife that calls it home can’t speak for itself – so we need to do the talking, and quickly!

The county’s wildlife, landscapes, and communities are under increasing environmental pressure, and never before has it been more important to take action. From habitat loss and fracking to the vast impacts of climate change, Steve Mewes, our Policy and Campaigns Manager makes sense of today’s topical issues and explains the problems – and how we all have the power to fix them.
Find out more about the Environment Act here. 

Steve's Blog

Untitled design (40)The recent flurry of academic reports showing the worsening climate situation is deeply shocking, almost as shocking as the almost complete lack of action to counteract the threat we face, at every level of the political system.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has failed to even mention Climate Change once in the three budgets he has delivered, which is beyond alarming.

Last month’s IPCC report outlined that to keep global temperatures at or below the relatively ‘safe’ level of 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels will require a global cut in CO2 emissions of 45% by 2030, just 12 years from now. This goes much further than the UK’s current plans under the Climate Change Act.