- Stuart Anderson MP joins Conservative Environment Network (CEN).
- Protecting our natural environment is one of Stuart's key priorities.
- Stuart has been promoting initiatives on this important subject.
Stuart Anderson MP has become a member of the Conservative Environment Network's (CEN) Parliamentary Caucus to champion action on decarbonisation and conservation in Westminster.
The Caucus works together to drive the green agenda in Westminster, to deliver practical results for constituents in Wolverhampton South West. The Caucus is underpinned by a set of principles that include a commitment to action on climate change, enhancing the natural environment, preserving species and oceans, and tackling air pollution. It means that Stuart will continue to work with other Conservative backbench MPs to nudge Government policy in a greener direction.
Stuart has made protecting our natural environment one of his key priorities. In the summer, Stuart held a virtual meeting with constituents regarding this subject and he has followed up the points that were raised with Ministers across Government. Even before being elected, Stuart set up a regular community street clean which involved many constituents. While this has had to be put on hold due to the social distancing measures regarding Coronavirus, Stuart hopes to resume this as soon as it is safe to do so.
Stuart has also been working with colleagues across Parliament and has been promoting initiatives such as the Tree Council’s activity for National Tree Week and promoting the new Green Homes Grant scheme. As part of this Caucus, Stuart will now work with like-minded Conservatives to further promote this important agenda in Parliament and to ensure the delivery of a green recovery from Coronavirus. As part of his work with the Caucus, Stuart has committed to continue to support action to meet the ambitious net zero emissions target, ending the UK's negative contribution to climate change by 2050.
Stuart Anderson MP said: "we owe it to future generations to leave the environment in a better state than we found it. Everyone deserves cleaner air and water, sustainable and healthy food to eat, and access to green space. Climate change and the loss of many vital species and habitats threatens this both nationally and internationally. Conservatives are the original conservationists and recognise that we must act now to protect our communities and our planet.
I am proud that the UK was the first major economy to adopt a net zero target, and action is being taken on this important subject across Government and in our communities. We know that we need to go net zero in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, such as extreme floods. As we recover from Coronavirus, we must build back better. That’s why I will be working with other MPs in the CEN Caucus to deliver a green recovery and bring more green jobs to Wolverhampton."
Sam Hall, Director of CEN, added: "we're delighted to have Stuart join our Caucus to champion the environment in Westminster. Stuart is a great Parliamentary campaigner and will be a powerful voice for Wolverhampton South West on environmental issues. We know that a green recovery from Coronavirus could create millions of jobs across all regions of the UK whilst creating healthier, more beautiful communities. Making this vision a reality will require bold new policies, so it is brilliant to have Stuart working with us to promote conservative solutions to environmental issues."