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29 January 2018
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Comment: Big vision, now let’s see bold policies

29 January 2018, Comments Comments Off on Comment: Big vision, now let’s see bold policies

Finally, the Government has launched its much delayed 25-year plan, A Greener Future. A Rocha UK has called frequently for much greater Government vision to protect and restore the UK’s environment. Backed by the Prime Minister’s desire that we should be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it, the 25-year plan provides an exciting vision. A Rocha UK welcomes that.

The vision includes, among a long list of positive aims, an end to all avoidable plastic waste by 2042, creation of 500,000 hectares of new wildlife habitat, designation of new marine conservation zones by July 2019, and intentions to change farming practice and subsidies to reward good stewardship of nature.

But the plan is hollow when it comes to concrete policies. The only firm commitment is to impose a plastic bag charge on small shops in England – something Scotland and Wales already do! Its response to a slew of critical issues where bold action is needed now, is simply that the Government will consult.


19 December 2017
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First Eco Church Conference of 2018 is announced

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The man who led Britain’s first Environment City is to address our first Eco Church Conference of 2018 next month (February) on his home patch.

A former trustee of our sister charity A Rocha International, Rodney Green is one of the speakers at ‘God’s Earth, Our Mission’ on 24th February at Holy Trinity Church, Leicester (pictured).

Rodney was Chief Executive of Leicester City Council from 1996-2008. During that time, it won nine Beacon Council awards for innovation and excellence and became Britain’s first Environment City, first European Sustainable City and first major city to win the EU’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme accreditation.


18 December 2017
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Helen can help your church to cherish nature

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It’s the culmination of a 12-year journey for Welsh environmentalist Helen Stephens. She’s gone from being a delegate at one of our conferences in […]


18 December 2017
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Show your love for the world

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Why not welcome the New Year by showing the love for all the things you hold dear – and don’t want to lose to […]


18 December 2017
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Glad tidings of great joy

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Good news rarely makes the headlines – so we need to root it out and build on it – fast. That’s the message from […]


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