Tiverton and Honiton MP Neil Parish has pledged to ‘continue to take urgent action in Parliament’ to help address the climate emergency.
Commenting after attending a reception staged by the RSPB in London, Mr Parish said: “With report after report warning of crisis and dire consequences for people and nature I want to be part of the solution – and I am glad my committee, the Environment Committee, has played its full part to date.
“I will continue to take urgent action in Parliament to help address the climate and biodiversity emergency.”
The RSPB stages an annual reception in Parliament and this week showed off a range of projects addressing the environment and climate emergency.
It is urging MPs to show leadership for nature by supporting urgent action to tackle the nature crisis.
‘Ambitious’ action needed to tackle emergency
The charity is calling for an ‘ambitious’ Environment Bill with targets for nature’s recovery. It wants at least two per cent of GBP to be spent on the environment and policies to secure net zero emissions by 2050.
Mr Parish said: “It’s really important to take a moment to reflect on how central nature is to all of our lives, and the huge benefit it has for a functioning and healthy planet.”
The RSPB, which was founded to stop bird feathers being used in women’s hats in Victorian Britain, is now the country’s largest nature conservation charity.