With UK elections probably in 2024 – the next general election is scheduled to be held no later than 28 January 2025 – the general public gets the chance to choose who sits in parliament.
This is a crucial exercise in being a good citizen. There are many politicians and parties to vote for, including potentially local councillors, and they will all have climate and nature policies. If they don’t, the policy absence is still a policy position.
Now is the time to consider what to do. Even if your favoured politician is a dyed-in-the-wool oil industry die-hard, a good chance to exert some influence comes before the elections with a carefully penned letter. Even if he is Jeremy Corbyn, a carefully penned letter might give him more to work with.
Government is without doubt the biggest actor when it comes to climate action.
What positions the different parties take is always scrutinised in the less biased media before the elections. Useful links to such articles will appear here.