Nature Conservation

(asked on 6th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the UN’s Leaders Pledge for Nature of September 2020.


Answered by
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Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 15th January 2021

Since September, the UK has worked with other signatories to the LPN to garner further support to it. At the launch of the LPN in September 2020, 71 heads of state and the EU signed up to the pledge. Since then, a further 11 heads of state and 71 supporters have now signed up. The UK is committed to working with our fellow signatories to garner further support and drive forwards implementation of the ten Pledge actions, and officials meet regularly to discuss plans. The UK worked closely with France to help showcase the LPN at the One Planet Summit, on 11 January 2020, to ensure momentum on it is maintained.

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