Ruth Edwards' oceans advocacy article has been published in the European Journal today (03/02/2021) as part of ongoing work with the Conservative Environment Network:
The piece makes the case for greater international cooperation to protect the world's oceans and outlines the UK's leading role in global environmental issues in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow.
Ruth Edwards MP has been published in this year's edition of the European Journal, which is circulated among European policy makers and environment NGOs across the European continent.
The piece, Ocean Rescue by Ruth Edwards, builds on Ruth's work as as member of the Conservative Environment Network caucus in calling for an ambitious Global Oceans Treaty to be agreed in principle ahead of the CBD biodiversity summit, the G7 and COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
Led by the UK, such a treaty would advance our world-leading oceans work and encourage global leaders to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. The UK has already designated over 25% of our domestic waters as 'Marine Protected Areas', and advances ocean protection across the Commonwealth through the Blue Belt programme.
But there is much more we can do. The international community must come together to take urgent action to help protect and restore marine environments.
You can read Ruth's chapter here.*
The full European Journal 2021 edition is available here.
Find out more about the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) and the European Journal here.
*If you have difficulty accessing this format, please feel free to contact Ruth to receive your own virtual copy via email.