As Boris Johnson unveils his plans for a "defining year of climate action", Duncan Baker has become a member of the Conservative Environment Network's Parliamentary Caucus.
CEN is an independent forum for Conservatives who believe in action on conservation and decarbonisation. Sam Hall, CEN's Director, said, "We're delighted to have Duncan join our Caucus to champion the environment in Westminster. He will be a powerful voice for North Norfolk on environmental issues. Climate change and the decline in nature are two of the biggest challenges we face today, and we need strong political action to address them. So it is brilliant to have Duncan working with us to promote bold solutions to protect our environment."
Also Vice-Chairman of the Net-Zero All-Party Parliamentary Group, Duncan will work with other backbench MPs to call for stronger policies on climate change and the environment.
Duncan said, "We owe it to future generations to leave the environment in a better state than we found it. As a coastal constituency, North Norfolk will be particularly prone to rising sea levels and threats to the vital species and habitats we have. The UK has made enormous progress so far, with ambitious carbon net-zero targets already enshrined in law; but there is much more to be done. I will be working with other MPs to deliver important next steps, eliminating emissions across the economy, in transport, and in homes."