Teresa May unveiled the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan this week, setting out how, between now and 2042, the UK government aims to clean up our air and water, restore wildlife, and create a greener country for us all.
We at the Wildlife Trusts were pleased to see such an ambitious vision from government, and it’s encouraging to hear the Prime Minister recognising some of the pressing environmental challenges facing us locally and beyond.
Many of the headlines covered new measures to reduce plastic waste, which have been at the forefront of many of our minds since the airing of Blue Planet II, and are very much welcome. But there’s a wide range of other policies affecting wildlife, also worth looking at in more detail. It was particularly good to see the government planning to adopt and promote many policies that we have been calling for over many years.