Environmental Improvement Plan

The Government’s Environmental Improvement Plan, showing how it will deliver its environmental targets for England, was published on 31st January 2023. The biggest threats to nature are habitat loss and climate change. This requires an urgent, integrated action plan with a whole-of-government approach. The Government’s Environmental Improvement Plan doesn’t provide this and fails to match […]

Lord Redesdale: We must aim higher to reverse nature’s destruction

Alongside our crucial 1.5°C global warming obligation, we need to lock in law the goal to halt and reverse the degradation and loss of nature by 2030. That’s where the Ecology Bill comes in. Today marks the report stage of the Ecology Bill in the Lords—its penultimate hurdle before it’s passed to the Commons. What was originally […]

Climate action and the Women’s Institutes

“You can’t really sit back when there are these people that are encouraging us to actually act. There’s a Women’s Institute book – ‘A Force to be Reckoned With’ – and that’s what we are. And what we should be. Individuals, groups, counties, nations; we should be a force to be reckoned with.” Gill Hathaway, […]

Ask your MP to attend the health and climate briefing

Following the emergency climate change meeting in Westminster, led by Sir Patrick Vallance last year, the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland—Prof. Sir Gregor Smith—will now brief MPs on the health impacts of the climate crisis. We know that climate change is already having severe impacts on human health, from death and illness associated with extreme […]

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall stands #United for Nature

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has publicly weighed in with full support for Zero Hour’s #UnitedForNature campaign! Chef, celebrity and champion for the environment, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has announced he backs our campaign that calls on the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to set a new, strong and legally-binding target to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. In a video, released […]

We’re standing United For Nature!

What is Zero Hour’s United For Nature campaign seeking to achieve? Zero Hour has launched a campaign, United For Nature, to put pressure on the UK Government to publish and achieve a (new, holistic and science-driven) nature target. The nature target is the same target from the Climate & Ecology Bill, which remains Zero Hour’s core focus. […]

Faith groups, business and nature NGOs call for new nature target

On Friday the 18th of November, Lord Redesdale chaired a parliamentary roundtable attended by representatives from a variety of nature, business and grassroots organisations to launch Zero Hour’s new campaign, #UnitedForNature. The launch was in two parts and kicked off online where youth campaigner and birder Dr Mya-Rose Craig (also known as Birdgirl) helped us […]

Why we’re standing #United For Nature

Some Zero Hour campaigners have expressed concern that, through the Ecology Bill—which is currently working its way through the House of Lords—we have dropped the climate aspects of the Climate and Ecology Bill. We’re pleased to set the record straight. Our blog and FAQs page—Standing United for Nature—explains the situation and contains the following explanation: […]