What is the 25 Year Plan?
The UK Government has pledged to pass nature on to the next generation in a better condition than in which they inherited it. The 25 Year Environment Plan sets out England’s environmental ambition for the next quarter of a century.
Why is it important?
The State of Nature 2016, a report from more than 50 nature conservation and research organisations ranked the UK among the most nature-depleted countries in the world. The loss of nature in the UK continues and this new plan could play a part in ensuring it a brighter future.
We need significant government effort to make it easier for people to do the right thing and harder for people to cause harm. With well-planned conservation, we can turn around the fortunes of wildlife, which is why the contents of the 25 Year Environment Plan are so important for our environmental future.