Oxfordshire resident, Ben Fogle, heads up national campaign for new UK climate and nature law
Oxfordshire-based broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle recently met up with local environmental group, Greener Henley, and Ella’s Kitchen founder, Paul Lindley, to offer his help in calling for a new UK law to address the climate and ecological emergency. The campaign also has the backing of Gillian Burke and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as well as cross-party politicians, climate scientists and grassroots environmental activists.
Ben Fogle said:
“My family recently moved to the Henley area from London and we are struck by the beautiful natural environment here. It is perhaps sometimes easy to forget that we are in the midst of a climate and ecological emergency, and that we are seeing a dramatic decline in biodiversity even here around Henley.
I have seen the devastating impacts of climate change and the destruction of nature almost everywhere I’ve been, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from the mountains to the oceans.
I’m really excited about the incredible potential of the cross-party Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill. It’s the legislation we need to put the UK on the right track to tackle these crises. We have to make changes now, not only at national level but also at local level.”