An eagle eye on the environment


Keeping climate change off the current political agenda won’t make it go away. A clear majority of us agree that, “The floods last winter showed us what we can expect in the future from climate change,” according to a new poll. Mind, too, that during this Parliament half a million people signing a petition opposing the privatisation of our forests. All political parties need to be clear about their environmental ambitions and what they would do if elected. So the RSPB was pleased that shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle shared her thoughts this week on what we can expect from a future Labour Government.

Their blogger, Martin Harper, hoped that more details will emerge closer to the election (for example how Labour would tackle wildlife crime) “but she outlined some concrete proposals regarding ambition, governance, policy and resources.”