Dear MP (your MP's name will be added here)
As you are my MP, I’m writing to you about the Environment Bill which is currently passing through Parliament. I want to encourage you to attend the Bill's upcoming report stage and support strengthening the Bill to ensure it does everything it can to help protect nature and wildlife.
As I hope you know, the Environment Bill is a crucial piece of legislation - it will play a decisive role in helping to tackle the alarming loss of nature and the climate crisis. However, as we are one of the most nature depleted countries in the world, I think the Bill should do more to help nature recover.
I’m supporting The Wildlife Trusts’ call for a legally-binding ‘State of Nature’ target on the face of the Environment Bill to restore nature by 2030. Amendments NC5 and 29 would set a target to reverse nature’s decline within a decade and would be a world first - sending a powerful message ahead of next year’s UN climate and nature talks.
This should be backed up by strengthening Local Nature Recovery Strategies in the Bill through Amendments NC5 and 29 to ensure they have real sway in decision making that affects nature, and ensuring the new Office for Environmental Protection is truly independent. Without this, it will be impossible for us reach 30% of our land in recovery for nature by 2030.
Will you support Amendments NC5 and 29, and speak up for these changes to the Bill when it is next debated in Parliament?
Just as the Climate Change Act spurred action to tackle climate change, I hope that the Environment Bill will kickstart action to protect our environment for future generations. But for the Environment Bill to do the best job it can, MPs like you need to speak up. I urge you to attend the report stage debate on behalf of constituents like me and support this chance to improve the Bill and put nature into recovery.
Thank you for taking the time to stand up for nature.
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