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30x30 in England Progress Report

Link's 2023 30x30 in England Progress Report analyising the Government's progress towards achieving its commitment to deliver 30% of land and sea well-protected for nature by 2030.  

30x30 in England Progress Report

In 2020, the Government pledged to protect at least 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030 – the ‘30x30’ target. This important commitment has the potential to turn the tide on nature’s decline. However, the new 2023 30x30 in England Progress Report, which analyses the condition of protected sites on land and across England has shown that the government is unlikely to meet this target without urgent action. 

The full 30x30 Progress Report can be found below. 

30x30 research findings

Wildlife and Countryside Link commissioned polling from YouGov Plc into public confidence in the Government's ability to meet its commitments on environmental action. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,039 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 23rd - 24th August 2023. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). Full polling data can be found here.

The findings are summarised below with the full dataset available in the accompanying Excel spreadsheet.

Press Release: ‘No evidence’ that the Government is on track to meet crucial 2030 nature target

In response to the 2023 30x30 in England Progress Report, the Government claimed that it is “on track to reach its target to protect 30% of UK land and sea for nature 2030”. However, a Freedom of Information request by Wildlife and Countryside Link revealed that the department responsible could not provide any evidence to back-up those assertions.

Read the full story here

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