This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held on an e-petition on restoring nature and climate change to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 28 October 2019 at 4.30pm. The debate will be opened by Daniel Zeichner MP on behalf of the Petitions Committee.Jump to full report >>
e-petition 254607 Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown closed on 17 October 2019 with 109,077 signatures. It reads
To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.
We need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate breakdown. To do this we need both to reduce carbon emissions and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. By drawing down carbon, nature's recovery can help us reach net carbon zero.
We have a chance for the UK to become a world leader in natural climate solutions. Those who manage our land and sea play a pivotal role and should be supported to come together to deliver carbon reductions.
Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0230
Authors: Nikki Sutherland; Elena Ares