I joined my Labour colleagues, Afzal Khan and Valerie Vaz in supporting WWF’s annual Earth Hour. On Saturday 26 March at 8:30pm lights around the world, including in famous landmarks, went out for an hour as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
This year’s Earth Hour had a particular focus on how we use our land. Farming and land use sectors are responsible for 12% of the UK’s territorial carbon emissions and are major contributors to the UK’s global environmental footprint. WWF’s recently published Land of Plenty report states that nature-friendly and regenerative approaches to farming could deliver far greater emissions reductions than previously estimated by the Climate Change Committee.