2021 has to be a pivotal year for nature recovery. This year sees the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Global Climate Change Conference in Glasgow and the Global Biodiversity Conference in China.
We need to see strong international action to solve the interlinked crises facing our climate and biodiversity, and closer to home it is also time to elect a new government in Scotland. Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections on 6 May the Trust has urged all political parties to include strong commitments to helping nature to recover nature in their manifestos.
Our Nature Recovery Plan, jointly published by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, RSPB Scotland and WWF Scotland, highlights 11 commitments that Scotland’s politicians can make immediately to help protect wildlife, and to provide nature based solutions to the most pressing issues facing our society. Our plan demonstrates how helping nature recover is essential for our natural environment and our society, as well as achieving a transformative green recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
If you want to help to ensure nature has a strong voice in the next Scottish Parliament you can use our election scorecard to decide how well you think each party has done in implementing the #11Actions in our Nature Recovery Plan. You can also use the card to put questions to local candidates, and at virtual hustings you attend.