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Welcome to the Year of Green Action

Thérèse Coffey

Minister’s Statement

Since the launch of the 25 Year Environment Plan in January 2018, momentum has been building around the role that people and businesses can play in improving the environment.


We are all excited about the Year of Green Action 2019 and the opportunity it provides for everyone to play their part in delivering this ambition.


Government is leading the way with the publication of an ambitious Environment Bill. We have also partnered with the charity, Step Up To Serve, to encourage youth social action through their #iwill4nature campaign in 2019. Children and young people are at the heart of the Year of Green Action and we want to see them playing an active part in decision making for their future.

Individuals, voluntary organisations and businesses all have a part to play too.


The choices that we make as consumers or companies have a real impact on our planet, and we want to see business leading the way in raising environmental standards.

I know there is so much positive environmental action already taking place, and the Year of Green Action will be a platform for building on this, reaching new audiences and demonstrating the power of collective action across all sections of society.

The focus for activities in the Year of Green Action will be on connecting with, protecting and enhancing nature. We want to help everyone appreciate and understand the natural world and know how to make choices which will conserve and improve it for the benefit of future generations.

Please join us in making sure 2019 leaves a legacy of environmental improvement.

Thérèse Coffey's signature

Thérèse Coffey MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment


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