We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Nature 2030 Political Purpose awards.
This year’s winners have been selected by representatives from NGOs, environmental campaigners and journalists.
The winners showcase some of the UK’s hardest working and most dedicated politicians, who have each gone above and beyond their day-to-day roles to campaign for important environmental issues. By highlighting the fantastic work of these politicians, we hope to inspire all present and future colleagues to step up and follow their lead.
Winner: Caroline Lucas MP
In September 2023, Nature 2030 hosted its inaugural Political Purpose Awards. The awards recognise the efforts of UK politicians who have supported and championed environmental causes over the last year, to help to incentivise more MPs to devote their time to protecting nature.
The awards also recognised the constant work of one politician with the Lifetime Achievement Award, for the work done across their entire career to champion environmental causes.
In order to acknowledge the work of politicians across the entire UK, operating at different levels of governments, the nominees for the awards were drawn from the House of Commons and House of Lords, the Devolved Assemblies, and from metro mayors across the country.
In particular, the awards recognises politicians who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them from their role, especially those who have championed causes simply because they recognise how crucial our environment is.
To ensure all the great work of cross-party politicians is recognised, the Nature 2030 Political Purpose Awards was judged by a panel of campaigners, NGOs and journalists who are deeply involved in environmental causes and are therefore exposed to the very best (and the worst) of environmental work by our elected representatives.
The judging panel for this year included:
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