Hugh – a chef, celebrity and champion for the environment – has announced he backs the campaign that calls on PM Rishi Sunak to set a new, strong and legally binding target to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030.
‘Across our beloved British countryside, in our towns and in our cities, nature is degrading fast. Far from being a green and pleasant land, shockingly, the UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world.
‘We need to send the UK government a clear signal that nature restoration must happen—and must happen now. If we can stand united for nature, working to bring about real change, all is not lost.
‘We’re calling on the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, to set a new, strong and legally binding nature target to reverse nature loss by 2030.
‘Help us send a powerful message to the prime minister—a message he can’t ignore. Please sign Zero Hour’s United For Nature petition and—together—we can put nature on the path to recovery.’
Chef, celebrity and champion for the environment
Campaign group Zero Hour is behind the cross-party Climate & Ecology Bill—which has passed its committee stage in the House of Lords—and is anticipated to be introduced with all-party support in the House of Commons in January 2023.
The United For Nature campaign is pushing for the UK government to focus on the Bill’s nature target—and deliver a legally binding nature target as part of the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss.
‘Given the delay in the publication of the targets required by the Environment Act 2021, this is the moment to publish a truly world-leading nature restoration target.’
DR AMY MCDONNELL
Zero Hour director
COP15, currently coming to an end in Montreal, has been termed ‘nature’s last chance’. To achieve real change, Zero Hour’s United For Nature campaign is calling for more than pledges and promises.
The campaign—supported by the Wildlife Trusts, the Rivers Trust and UK Youth For Nature—is calling on the government to demonstrate true leadership by locking the UK’s ‘nature positive’ ambition at COP15 into national legislation.