Link: Emma Clarke, Policy Officer
The Nature Policy Working Group discusses and develop Link’s policy positions on sites, species, and the content and implementation of the Environmental Improvement Plan.
The group will report on Government's progress towards Nature 2030 targets, including 30x30 and the species abundance target, and develop recommendations to meaningfully achieve those targets.
In September 2023, the group published its most recent 30x30 annual progress report, which found that just over 3% of England's land and a maximum of 8% of England's seas are effectively protected for nature.
The group has published a position on the Habitats Regulations - the most robust and effective nature protections in the UK - which are at risk through the REUL Act.
The group also recently responded to an inquiry from the Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee on protected areas and submitted to a call for evidence from the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP).
For further information, contact Emma Clarke, Link's Policy Officer.
Last updated: 24 October 2023
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