National Landscapes join call to Restore Nature Now

National Landscapes Association joins calls to Restore Nature Now

The National Landscapes Association is supporting the Restore Nature Now campaign, members of the team join the march in London on Saturday 22 June.

The aims of the campaign are to:

'Secure a payrise for nature

Farmers manage 70% of UK land and have a huge role to play in supporting environmental recovery. But they need more support. We want to see the nature and climate-friendly farming budget doubled.

Make Polluters Pay

Big businesses; from water, to retail, to energy, all further environmental decline. We want new rules to make them contribute to nature and climate recovery, and an end to new fossil fuels.

More space for nature

Just 3% of English land and 8% of waters are properly protected for nature and wildlife. To meet UK nature and climate commitments we need to expand and improve protected areas, and ensure public land and National Parks contribute more to recovery.

A Right to a Healthy Environment

Limited access to nature, and pollution in the air and water, affects everyone’s health. We’re calling for an Environmental Rights Bill which would drive better decisions for nature, improve public health and access to nature.

Fair and Effective Climate Action

We cannot save nature without solving the climate crisis. We want investment in warm homes and lower bills by increasing home energy efficiency, supporting active travel and public transport, and replacing polluting fossil fuels with affordable renewables to ensure we at least halve UK emissions by 2030.'

Chilterns NL - Chess at Latimer Chilterns National Landscape - Chalk Stream

John Watkins, Chief Executive of the National Landscapes Association said:

"We are proud to support the Restore Nature Now campaign – the aims closely align with what National Landscapes teams up and down the country are seeing on a day-to-day basis. We must all prioritise the twin threat of climate change and nature depletion and ensure that more people are able to access beautiful places protected by and for the nation.”

(c) Ella Riden Three young girls toast marshmallows over a firepit

If you spot the team with their National Landscapes Association placards on the march, please come and say hello and feel free to tag us on your socials: @NatLandAssoc

Find out more about the #RestoreNatureNow campaign here.