Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has backed calls for the government to declare an environment and climate emergency.
It has been revealed that the UK will miss almost all of its 2020 nature targets, with 14 out of 19 biodiversity targets currently not being met by the government.
“I have spoken many times in Parliament about the catastrophe that is climate change. Our natural world is in crisis; species decline, habitat destruction and climate change are progressing at an alarming rate under this government, risking our food supply, landscapes, infrastructure, and public health.
“We need urgent action to prevent and reverse an ecological catastrophe. Even if every individual takes steps to limit their carbon footprint, the planet will continue to warm at a dangerous pace.
“If we are to seriously consider any realistic chance of keeping global temperature below the limit of 1.5 or 2 degrees and sea levels from rising, we need radical action from the government.”