Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has signed a pledge to defend the UK’s countryside and wild places, and support UK action on climate change. The pledge also calls on the government to ensure strong environmental standards following the EU referendum vote.
“I signed the pledge because I want government to stand up for the UK’s nature, and I hope my colleagues across parliament will join me. As we work through the outcome of the referendum it’s vital for us to reassert the importance of a clean, green and healthy environment – whether that is in Ellesmere Port and Neston, across the UK or overseas.
“The UK can and should be a world leader in dealing with environmental issues.”
The organisations whose supporters are asking MPs to sign the pledge are Campaign for Better Transport, ClientEarth, CPRE, E3G, Friends of the Earth, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, New Economics Foundation, RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, WWF, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, The Woodland Trust and the full text of the pledge Justin signed is:
Pledge for the Environment
I believe that following the EU referendum, the UK government, working with administrations in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, must build a healthy and prosperous future for all.
This means a thriving natural world on land and at sea, clean air and water, communities connected to nature, and a sustainable economy.
For the wellbeing of my constituents, for people at home and abroad, and for future generations who will depend on a flourishing and secure planet, I will do everything in my power to:
Establish the UK as a world leader on the environment by committing to match or exceed current environmental, wildlife and habitat protections.
Ensure the UK leads on climate change by publishing robust low carbon investment plans and ratifying the Paris Agreement this year.
Create a countryside richer in nature by supporting farmers and landowners to deliver environmental benefits alongside a thriving farming sector.