Our work with Greener UK
We’re in the midst of huge political change as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
Since most of the rules protecting our natural environment come from the EU, it’s crucial not only to defend these protections, but to ensure the UK Government leads the world in setting standards to secure the future for our woods, wildlife and wild places.
Theresa May’s Government has made a commitment "to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it." If this is to be translated into action, we must take the opportunity to improve the environmental protections in place, and shape a new land-use policy for the UK which takes much better advantage of the huge range of benefits woods and trees can offer.
Working towards a Greener UK
Along with 12 other major conservation and political voices from across the UK, we have formed the Greener UK coalition. Collectively we bring 7.9 million members and supporters together – a huge voice for nature that can help to influence how it will take shape in the years to come.
We hope the UK government will go further than simply safeguarding protections, and will take advantage of the opportunity to restore nature and our natural resources within a generation, as set out in the Greener UK vision statement.
Greener UK is tracking the level of risk posed to each environmental policy area using a Brexit Risk Tracker, produced by experts in their fields. The Tracker gives the UK government a traffic-light rating for its commitments, to and comments about, the environmental protections we hope to keep after leaving the EU. Use the Tracker to find out where the risks lie, and keep up to date with progress.
EU Withdrawal Bill campaign
Through the EU Withdrawal Bill the Government has committed to continue EU-led protections for nature. Greener UK is urging MPs to ensure this bill doesn’t allow those protections to be weakened, or changed without proper Parliamentary involvement. Ask your MP for their support.