Will Pevensey's MP Sign Pledge For The Environment?

Saturday 3rd December 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Huw merriman

There’s a call for Pevensey’s MP to sign the Green Alliance Pledge for the Environment.

Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth have made a public address to Huw Merriman to add his name to the pledge, which states that following the EU referendum, the UK should assert itself as a world leader on the environment.

Eastbourne’s MP Caroline Ansell and Polegate’s MP Maria Caulfield have both already signed the pledge, which reads:

"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."

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