Minister for the Pacific, int’l env, climate & forests ... & UK animal welfare, @DefraGovUk and @FCDOGovUK - in the Lords zac@zacgoldsmith.com

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Sending all my thoughts and best wishes to the great Frank Field. He is a man of immense courage & integrity, he has been an extraordinarily effective and independent-minded Parliamentarian & among so much else, he is a champion for nature.
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So good to see Munira Mirza and several other Downing St people here at #LGBAlliance2021 plus Peers, MPs and officials #tideisturning
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This is huge news – a coalition of environment groups led by @treesforlifeuk has defeated the Scottish government in court on the killing of wild beavers! 🦫 🎉
Breaking news – new hope for beavers in Scotland! Following our court challenge to the Scottish Government, licensed beaver killings must halt and all previous beaver killings authorised by NatureScot have been deemed unlawful. Read the full story here: treesforlife.org.uk/legal-wi…
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Carbon is just one narrow metric. Plastic is clogging up our rivers & seas & decimating wildlife. Used for a few minutes, a plastic bag will last centuries in nature. It is the most visual symbol of our disrespectful & ultimately idiotic approach to this, the only planet we have
Seems we’re soon going to be charged for paper bags as they have a higher carbon footprint than single-use plastic taking 4 times more energy to produce and, weighing more, use much more fuel to transport. Turns out Gov action on single use plastic has made things worse then! 🙄
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It’s taken me a while to get through the post in my Parliamentary office. Just opened this letter from David, in his true style, asking me to make Southend a city. It happened David, it happened. #RIP
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It’s 8 yrs ago today since the #BarnesPonder when the @BCA4Barnes Town Team & the Barnes community co-created a placemaking Vision for Barnes - so much +ve has been achieved since then - READ 2020visionsbook.com/blogs/ba… @ZacGoldsmith @TCMBarnes
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If you'd told those at Paris Summit in 2015 that in 6 year its promise to deliver net zero in the second half of the century would be universally interpreted as a need to get to net zero by 2050 and 2/3s of the global economy had net zero goals in place they would be astounded.
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For anyone still doubting whether Boris and the UK government are serious about tackling the climate and nature crises… brilliant by @jossgarman jossgarman.substack.com/p/jo… @CEN_HQ
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"Until we find a way to make these living, breathing, healthy forests valuable in the short term for local people, local communities, local economies, there is always going to be a sword hanging over them." @ZacGoldsmith theguardian.com/environment/… #JustTransition #Farming
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UK’s first ever #NetZero Strategy published today. This is how we will end our contribution to climate change. Creating jobs and attracting investment at the same time. #COP26, we’re ready 🌍 🔗gov.uk/government/news/uks-p… #TogetherForOurPlanet
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Coral reef that’s fundamental to ocean life is mostly dead at 1.5 degrees’ warming, which many parts of the world have already reached, & it’s all dead >2 degrees. This is the reality, & just one example of unquantifiable risk to earth ecosystems. Let’s get behind @cop26 🌎.
Coral reefs are among the true wonders of the world✨ But we are losing them rapidly. What can we do #ForCoral? Learn more from @UNFCCC 🌊🐙🐠
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On the day of the net zero strategy launch, former Conservative Leader Michael Howard writes in todays’s @Telegraph about why achieving net zero is a matter of national security. telegraph.co.uk/politics/202…
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Perfect tribute
House of Commons erupts into applause as Boris Johnson announces the Queen will grant Southend city status in memory of Sir David Amess
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Today in Edinburgh, Minister @ZacGoldsmith and I met on the sidelines of #TEDCountdown to discuss the crucial climate-nature nexus. It is vital we integrate efforts across the three COPs for action on climate change, biodiversity and desertification.
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