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25 Year Plan for Nature

The Group’s focus is to engage with the Government and other interested parties to effectively deliver the Government's 25 year plan for the environment.

Co-Chair: Matt Williams, National Trust
Co-Chair: Karen Ellis, WWF-UK
Head of Policy and Campaigns: Dan Pescod, Link

Update from the Group:

Link’s 25 Year Plan group continues to lead the sector’s joint action to ensure that the 25 Year Environment Plan’s ambition is realised.

In July, several Link members attended Defra’s meeting to update environmental NGOs on 25 Year Environment Plan progress. Defra explained its ongoing work to prepare measures and targets for the Plan, the preliminary results of which are expected very soon.

We understand that there will be 14 overarching “metrics “(e.g. for water and air quality, etc.) and beneath this 100 “system metrics” (e.g. such things as the Farmland Bird Index).

On 16 July, four Link members participated in a Defra workshop on the reintroduction and translocation of species. The ongoing work this meeting initiated will allow us to help Defra develop guidelines for a reintroductions and translocations code, as identified in the 25 Year Plan.

Link’s 25 Year Plan group is also developing positions on a range of issues encompassed by the Plan, including the review of national parks and AONBs, the concept of “net environmental gain” and nature recovery networks.

For further information, contact Dan Pescod, Link’s Head of Policy and Campaigns.

Last updated: 31 August 2018

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