Parliament to debate rewilding

The UK Parliament will debate the petition “Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown” at 4:30pm in Westminster Hall next Monday 28th October 2019.

More than 100,000 people signed the petition asking the UK Government to support the restoration of nature on a massive scale.


The petition stated:

“To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature’s recovery.”

“We need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate breakdown. To do this we need both to reduce carbon emissions and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. By drawing down carbon, nature’s recovery can help us reach net carbon zero.”

“We have a chance for the UK to become a world leader in natural climate solutions. Those who manage our land and sea play a pivotal role and should be supported to come together to deliver carbon reductions.”

The debate will be streamed live on Parliament TV and the UK Parliament YouTube channel.