Environment and Animal Welfare
The environment is the bedrock of our economy, our security and our well being. Healthy soils, oceans and woodland are vital for our food security, for mitigating and preventing flooding, supporting pollinators and biodiversity more broadly, and storing carbon. Climate Change is having an enormous impact on our weather patterns, sea levels and biodiversity. We must set and meet challenging and world-leading emissions targets. We must put animal welfare and climate change at the heart of decisions about farming and agriculture.
It is therefore vital – should we leave the EU – that we extend all EU environmental rights, standards and protections as a baseline, while introducing more ambitious domestic environmental and animal welfare policy than that guaranteed at the European level.