What's Going On Here?
Last week Rewilding Britain published a plan calling for a quarter of the UK to be ‘rewilded’ to help tackle the climate crisis.
How? By redirecting billions of pounds from farm subsidies towards restoring and protecting natural processes and wilderness areas - thus bringing both health benefits to us and the planet.
What Does This Mean?
Each year the UK government hands over £3bn to agricultural organisations, supporting farmers and ensuring us folk have a stable supply of affordable food. 🚜 ⛏ 🍴
Sadly, just 13% goes to supporting environmental schemes - so there’s potential for some of these subsidies to fund restoring the UK’s long lost wilderness.
The plan proposes £1.9bn being redirected to creating 2m hectares of new woodland, species-rich meadows, and fully protecting the UK’s 2m hectares of peat bogs and heaths.