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Protecting grasslands at COP26 and beyond

EDM (Early Day Motion) 335: tabled on 19 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that species-rich grasslands offer ways of reducing the impact of greenhouse gases that cause climate change by reducing flooding risk, locking up pollutants and acting as critical ecosystems for pollinators and supporting sustainable and resilient farming; regrets that in the last 100 years the UK alone has lost 97 per cent of its meadows and other species-rich grasslands leading to bumblebee extinctions and butterfly population declines; welcomes the formation of Grasslands+, a growing coalition that has come together to protect and restore the planet’s grasslands, savannahs, plains, heaths, steppes and meadows; urges Government Ministers to use the opportunity of COP26 in Glasgow to seek international recognition and protections for species-rich grasslands, to lead by example in taking action to mitigate the effects of climate change and increase biodiversity and to ensure that those areas of natural beauty are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 2021
Arfon
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Cardiff West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
East Renfrewshire
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
East Lothian
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Belfast East
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 2021
Hemel Hempstead
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Jarrow
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Bath
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 August 2021
Richmond Park
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 August 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 23 August 2021
Knowsley
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 24 August 2021
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 August 2021
North East Fife
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 August 2021
Angus
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2021
Rochdale
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2021
Sheffield Central
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dundee West
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Glasgow North West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Twickenham
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 18 October 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Central Ayrshire
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2021
South Antrim
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2021
Orkney and Shetland
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Midlothian
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2021
Brighton, Kemptown
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Belfast South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.