In 2015 the Government promised a 25 Year Environment Plan, to conserve and restore England’s natural environment on land and at sea within a generation.
The changes that will be wrought by the UK’s exit from the EU could put our environment at risk, but change is also a chance for us to make a difference.
We can face up to the pressures harming our environment, like unsustainable development and pollution. We can benefit our health and wellbeing and build a sustainable economy, now and for future generations.
Link believes that to achieve its aspiration to pass on a better environment to the next generation, the Westminster Government must publish a plan that matches and builds on the environmental protections that were established through EU law, and features:
- binding targets and milestones for improving air and water quality, and protecting habitats and wildlife;
- more money for investing in our natural world, including fair payments for environmentally-friendly farming;
- mechanisms for monitoring the Government’s environmental record, with regular reports to Parliament.
We need your help to make sure the Plan can achieve a better environment for people and nature. We are urging everyone to take part in the consultation, to have your say and ensure that the Plan really does live up to the aspiration to pass on our environment in a better condition for the next generation.
Membership of Wildlife and Countryside Link is open to national and international voluntary or other non-profit organisations based in England. Member organisations must be able to demonstrate an interest in furthering the work of Link, and their aims must include the protection of wildlife, landscape and the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside. Individual members of the public are not eligible to join Link, but may be interested in joining one of Link's member organisations.