Environment sidelined ‘once again’ in election run-up

Political discussions have failed to focus on nature or the low-carbon economy, although climate change briefly become a hot topic

The environment has once again been sidelined in the run-up to the general election, according to green professionals.

In an online poll, conducted in the week before polls opened on 8 June, 90% of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) members said environment and sustainability concerns had been too low down the agenda both in manifestos and during political debates.

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