Nice gesture shame about the facts. It has been 10 years since the Conservative Government came in promising to leave our environment ‘in a better state than it found it’. So far not much evidence of that – just read the state of the rivers report.

BBC ‘Boris Johnson promises to protect 30% of UK’s land by 2030 An extra 400,000 hectares of English countryside will be protected to support the recovery of nature under plans to be announced by Boris Johnson. The prime minister will make the commitment at a virtual United Nations event later. He is joining a global pledge from 65 leaders to reverse losses in the natural world by the same date. National parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and other protected areas make up 26% of land in England.   Mr Johnson will promise that the government will increase the amount of protected land in the UK to 30% by 2030.’

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