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Zac Goldsmith#Climatechange already hits the world's most vulnerable the hardest. It's important to listen & learn from people on the frontline to adapt & build resilience, which I discussed today at #CBA14. #COP26Collaboration is vital in tackling the climate crisis
Zac GoldsmithClimate change is damaging nature & hitting the vulnerable hardest. We need to anticipate, plan &respond early to save lives. See how #UKaid is helping make 1bn people safer from disasters by 2025 through the @IFRC Risk-informed Early Action Partnership
The Commonwealth, London, United Kingdom. 168K likes. Promoting democracy, human rights, economic development and environmental sustainability.
Zac GoldsmithOne billion people depend on forests to live but they’re being destroyed alarmingly fast.
Ahead of #COP26, I'm speaking to @UNCCD & #Commonwealth partners today about how UK is committed to protecting nature & building resilience #COP26Ambition
As the world rebuilds from coronavirus, we need to invest in nature. Economic recovery without investment in the protection of nature isn’t a recovery at all.
Zac GoldsmithGrim. We are stripping the natural world bare; driving everything-from iconic species to the smallest insects- to oblivion. Given our total dependence on the world around us, it is madness.
Reversing these trends is the principal challenge of our age
Since I first joined the public debate on gender identity and women’s rights, I’ve been overwhelmed by the thousands of private emails of support I’ve received from people affected by these issues, both within and without the trans community, many...
Zac GoldsmithThis statement from @jk_rowling is hugely powerful - and although it shouldn’t have required courage, it undoubtedly did.
Legislation would make it illegal for larger businesses to use products unless they comply with local laws to protect natural areas.
Zac GoldsmithWe're consulting on a world-leading new law to protect rainforests & clean up UK supply chains by tackling #IllegalDeforestation.
It will help us cut our overseas carbon & environmental footprint ahead of the UK hosting @COP26.
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It is claimed campaigners have confused Sir Robert Peel with his father, an opponent of abolition.
Zac GoldsmithThey confused him with another man, so they simply conjured up a farcical new reason to pull his statue down.
A chilling combination of ignorance, malice and madness - met with cowardice.
THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed a landmark agreement for mangrove re...
Zac GoldsmithWe have provided £2m through our UK Blue Carbon Fund for mangrove restoration in Jamaica. This will create green jobs & increase the country’s resilience to climate change. With Defra support a landmark agreement has been signed to kick-start this project.
Coronavirus is far from the only 'zoonosis', or disease spread by animals, and many millions are affected globally by others every year
Zac GoldsmithAn astonishing two thirds of all infectious diseases (including Coronavirus) are zoonotic.
#UKaid is funding research into these diseases that spread from animals to humans so we can prevent future pandemics & fix our relationship with the natural world
As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics
Zac Goldsmith“We invade wild landscapes which harbour so many species– & within them, so many unknown viruses. We cut the trees; kill the animals or cage & send them to markets. We shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host.”