From the valleys, the woodlands, and the wildlife within; to the lakes, the mountains, and the communities below: climate change is destroying the places we play and the things that we love.
We know what it means to send it - let's make sure the incoming government does too.
We ask that the next UK Government fully commits to getting UK policy on track for Net Zero, and our interim Carbon Budgets by committing to these deliverables in the next general election party manifestos:
Phasing out fossil fuels, including ending new extraction and the Maximise Economic Recovery policy within one year of forming the next Government.
Unblocking onshore wind, setting up a taskforce and installation targets within one year of forming the Government.
Providing greater resilience for those with at-risk electrical grids, including unblocking community energy projects and stronger support for insulation improvements.
Delivering improved public transport cost and resilience, especially to rural recreational areas.
Delivering Just Transition job support for those in at-risk rural tourism industries.
The Climate Change Committee 2023 Progress Report released earlier this year showed that these deliverables are critical and not progressing sufficiently. There are only credible plans for a small fraction of our NDC and sixth carbon budget targets.
In order to ensure strong decision making across government, and the capability to take account of all groups needs, we also request commitment that:
All ministers and shadow ministers become certified Carbon Literate within three months of taking post.
The Government listens to the outdoor industry and community when delivering its Net Zero plans by setting up an Advisory Council for the just transition of remote & outdoor communities, to include both industry and community representatives.