The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Nature (APPG for Nature) relaunched in Parliament on 24 February.
The Group was originally launched in July 2019 and provides a forum for engaging and inspiring parliamentarians and others with the natural world, the major threats that it faces today, and the positives that come from a healthy natural environment.
It has a clear focus to be effective beyond individual meetings and events and will seek to extend its influence wherever possible for the benefit of nature and people.
CIEEM provides the Secretariat for the Group and organises a programme of activities (including both parliamentary events and site visits) to highlight the importance of nature for its enjoyment and to human well-being, as well as its necessity for the economy and society.
The Group’s Officers are:
- Barry Gardiner MP (Chair)
- Steve Double MP
- Caroline Lucas MP
- Kerry McCarthy MP
- Baroness Barbara Young of Old Scone
Parliamentary members of the Group include:
- Baroness Kate Parminter
- Lord Randall of Uxbridge
- Alexander Stafford MP
Associate membership of the APPG for Nature is open to non-parliamentary organisations. Membership subscriptions from these organisations provide a source of funding that allows CIEEM to organise events and cover some administration costs.
Associate members will receive:
- All APPG for Nature newsletters, reports and briefings
- Invitations to all APPG for Nature events
- Input into the development and delivery of the APPG’s programme of events and activities
- Recognition of their Supporter Status at APPG for Nature events and on the APPG for Nature webpage.
At meetings, associate members are asked to participate actively in discussions, whilst recognising that the group is intended as a means of disseminating impartial information and that parliamentarians have priority in their contributions. Associate members do not have voting rights, which according to the official APPG rules only Parliamentarians can have.
Associate members are welcome to contribute additional resources etc. to the activities of the APPG.
Annual membership subscription costs £200 per year.
More information on the Group and membership can be found on the CIEEM website.