Our Planet Matters

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly are known around the world for beautiful landscapes and rich ecosystems. From coastline to countryside our landscape is an asset to be protected and handed down to future generations. Never before has public awareness about environmental issues been so high, I want to see that we seize this opportunity to better protect and preserve our environment, for now and for future generations. Cornwall's beauty and wildlife is what attracts so many visitors each year, and what makes it such a special place to live.

For updates on national environmental issues, and local work I am doing please browse the articles below. 

 

News

Bill introduced to commit Government to Net Zero emissions target

As a member of the Environmental Audit Committee I am thrilled that the UK has announced it's plans to achieve Net Zero, the first (hopefully of many) country to do so. Please find below some information about this change. 

What does this mean? 

Matt Hancock's Response

Following my letter to a future leader which asks the Conservative MPs hoping to become Party leader and Prime Minister for their views on climate change I have received a response from the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP. I have attached his response.

Mark Harper's Response

Following my letter to a future leader which asks the Conservative MPs hoping to become Party leader and Prime Minister for their views on climate change I have received a response from the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP. I have attached his response.

Rory Stewart's Response

Following my letter to a future leader which asks the Conservative MPs hoping to become Party leader and Prime Minister for their views on climate change I have received a response from the Rt Hon Rory Stewart MP. I have attached his response. 

Andrea Leadsom's Response

Following my letter to a future leader which asks the Conservative MPs hoping to become Party leader and Prime Minister for their views on climate change I have received a response from the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP.

My letter to a future leader...

I will be writing the following letter to all Conservative leadership hopefuls to find out what they plan to do to commit to the fight against climate change and man made emissions. I hope to receive responses and be able to publish the content of replies.

Derek welcomes new protections for the marine environment

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says that a new set of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ), including areas to the west of Land’s End and south of Scilly as well as one in the Helford estuary, are a “big step forward”.

#DivestParliament

I was pleased to take part in Sir Edward Davey’s debate on investment in fossil fuel companies by pension funds. I called for greater transparency regarding where pension funds are invested and greater choice for employees to choose sustainable and secure investments.