Sally-Ann's Statement on International Earth Day 2021
Today is International Earth Day and I have been able to attend several meetings looking at ways in which we can do more to protect our planet for future generations.
I heard from the CPRE on the importance of AONBs, which is so important in our area as 82% of Rother District is considered an AONB. I also attended the launch of OnwardUK's (a national think tank) report into meeting Net Zero by 2050.
I am pleased that on this day the US President has committed that the USA will reduce it's carbon emissions by 50-52% by 2030. This is a very welcome move after the last four years of inaction from the USA in tackling climate change.
I also welcome the Government's work this week to ensure we reduce our emissions by 78% by 2035. This is an ambitious target but one I know we can and should meet, if we are to ensure the planet we leave our children and grandchildren in decades to come is healthy and vibrant, full of diverse environments and species across the globe.