Following the referendum, we want the UK to set new global standards for protecting nature. As the UK negotiates a new relationship with Europe and sets its priorities for the years ahead, we will continue campaigning for strong action to keep our environment safe and healthy.
Thanks to our climate change legislation, the UK is still well-placed to lead the world in fighting climate change. In a new blog our head of Energy and Climate Change, Emma Pinchbeck, sets out why the UK has much to gain by meeting ambitious emissions targets and accelerating the growth of renewables.
It's vital that our government leaders build on the laws - domestic, European and International - that have helped get our seas and rivers into better health and that have protected rare species. The Westminster government has promised to publish 25-year plans for Food and Farming and for Nature, and WWF will be holding Ministers to these pledges. We'll be telling them, and ministers in Wales and Scotland, that their plans should contain strong proposals for looking after the countryside, protecting fragile habitats and leading in protecting the environment overseas.
Likewise, we want to see ambitious policies for conserving marine habitats and fisheries, building on the Marine Conservation Zones we have all around our coastline. These must recognise that fish stocks do not respect borders, and effective management will rely on international co-operation.
Whoever leads the nations of the UK through the coming months and years, WWF will be making the case for a greener economy and better stewardship of our wildlife and wild places, at home and abroad.
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