Barry is very pleased to announce that he will be joining the steering committee on the newly-launched group Environmentalists for Europe.
Some of our most foundational environmental legislation lies in the EU habitats and birds directives, the clean air directive and the water framework directive. Barry recently asked the Minister for Europe in the Houses of Parliament; what would happen if we were to leave the EU and try to renegotiate such legislation? He was less than impressed with the answer, which argued for the principle of subsidiarity.
We should recognise the great importance that the UK has made to European environmental policy, as well as the contribution the EU has made to the UK’s wildlife, environment and biodiversity.
Barry very much looks forward to working with Environmentalists for Europe and would love you to support the campaign too!
Stanley Johnson Co-Chair of E4E
Caroline Lucas MP Green Party
Richard Benyon MP Former Environment Minister
Lord Deben Chair of UK Climate Change Committee
Matthew Spencer Director, Green Alliance
Michael McCarthy author and journalist
Baroness (Kate) Parminter Liberal Democrats
Cover picture: From left to right: Kerry McCarthy MP; Barry Gardiner MP; Martin Salter of the Angling Trust; Bill Oddie; Lord Deben; Baroness Young;, Laura Sandys, Chairman of European Movement -UK; Stanley Johnson, former MEP; Matthew Spencer, Director of the Green Alliance; Caroline Lucas MP; Robin Bidwell, former Chairman, Green Alliance.