Re-wilding Britain could help coastal communities

Re-wilding Britain could help coastal communities

by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

‘RE-WILDING’ can increase and diversify rural and coastal jobs, while helping Britain meet its biodiversity and climate commitments, says a new report from Rewilding Britain.

As the UK prepares to host the United Nations COP26 climate change summit in November, the charity is calling on the UK and devolved Governments to back the creation of locally driven nature-based economies across 30% of Britain by 2030.

Putting nature at the heart of a green economic recovery would benefit rural and coastal communities – like Sefton’s – while helping fix the nature and climate emergencies. Charity chiefs say that a shift would include new jobs and businesses based on nature-friendly approaches and innovation, with farmers, fishers and foresters benefiting from green investment.

Rebecca Wrigley, chief executive of Rewilding Britain said: “Localised nature-based economies could be transformative for reversing nature loss, tackling climate breakdown, and ensuring prosperous and revitalised communities across rural and coastal areas.

“The Westminster and devolved Governments should make a bolder financial and political commitment to upscale nature’s recovery, and seize the wide-ranging benefits.”

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