Updated: Aug 17
The marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage launched the Ocean and Climate Petition today, to demand that the UK government recognises the importance of a thriving ocean and utilises its capacity as a solution to the climate crisis.
The UK are set to host the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. SAS are advocating for our government to honour their responsibility to our blue planet, and the populations who depend on it, by placing the ocean at the centre of climate change negotiations. To ensure this happens, the SAS petition is calling for:
1. Ocean rewilding and blue carbon habitat restoration
2. Implementation of Highly Protected Marine Areas
3. Recognition of the importance of marine ecosystems for human wellbeing
To add your support to the petition, and sign, visit the petition through this link.
For more information on SAS's work with schools and local communities to protect oceans, beaches and marine life; improve water quality; and organise beach cleans up and down the UK, visit www.sas.org.uk
Battle Green are proud members of the SAS 250 club - their business membership scheme to help support SAS’s vital work to clean up our beaches and seas.