Environmental leadership celebrated at APPG Christmas reception and awards evening
On 13th December 2023, the Environment APPG hosted its annual Christmas reception and awards evening, celebrating the momentous work of our parliamentary and associate members over the past twelve months
The Environment APPG held its annual Christmas reception and awards evening on 13th December 2023, celebrating the momentous work of our parliamentary and associate members over the past twelve months.
We heard from Nature Minister Rebecca Pow MP about the government's progress on nature restoration and from Shadow Climate Change Minister Kerry McCarthy MP about her experiences at COP28.
We were pleased to give awards to the following members:
Environmental Champion of the Year - Wera Hobhouse MP
For Wera's extensive work on environmental issues, including working on the Energy Bill, pushing for the withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty and her proposal of the Ecology Bill.
Parliamentary Campaign on the Year - Selaine Saxby MP
For Selaine's campaigning on reusable period products, including her successful #SayPantsToTheTax campaign with M&S for the VAT to be removed on period pants
Peer of the Year - Baroness Helene Hayman
For tireless campaigning on nature and climate in the House of Lords and her leadership of the Peers for the Planet caucus
Industry Member of the Year - TechUK
For their hard work coordinating tech companies around environmental action, including their presence at COP28
Charity Member of the Year - Environmental Justice Foundation
For their successful campaign calling for the UK to back a moratorium on deep-sea mining