Bates Wells part of group calling on Government to prioritise green recovery as PM prepares to lead the UK into a new normal

Bates Wells is one of 60 other businesses, environmental organisations and youth leaders urging the government to put nature and climate at the heart of decisions for the recovery effort, for healthy communities and a resilient economy, in an open letter addressed to the Prime Minister.

Impact Economy

Along with the other signatories, we are calling on the Prime Minister to adopt four principles to enable a sustainable economic recovery for people and planet:

  • Create a more resilient economy by investing in the infrastructure, technology and skills to generate thousands of new jobs that directly contribute to a climate-safe future – and exclude polluting industries from help without a proper climate plan.
  • Increase access to wild spaces for everyone through restoring nature and oceans, incentivising walking and cycling, and supporting sustainable food, farming and fishing.
  • Strengthen nature’s protections by ensuring the swift passage of environmental legislation – and introduce targets in law across the UK for the restoration of nature on a massive scale.
  • Lead the world in building back better for people, climate and nature by bringing global leaders together to plan for a green and sustainable recovery in the run-up to the vital United Nations climate conference and biodiversity conferences next year.

The potential for cross-sector collaboration has been highlighted during this crisis. Every signatory to the letter has offered their expertise and support to help the Government find solutions as we rebuild and recover together, and welcomes the opportunity to discuss the next steps.

Organisations that have signed the open letter include Greenpeace, Woodland Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, UK Youth 4 Nature, Ben and Jerry’s, Good Energy, Triodos Bank and Keep Britain Tidy. A full list of signatories can be found here. 

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of May 11, 2020.