Health and the Natural Environment APPG

First Registered: 02/06/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To examine the physical health and mental wellbeing benefits to people of all ages that come from access to and connection with the natural environment.

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Recent Documents related to Health and the Natural Environment

1. Written evidence: The Ramblers (EB26)
08/09/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Environment Bill Written evidence submitted by the Ramblers (EB26) Environment Bill: Public Bill Committee

2. State of the environment
08/09/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: and analysis State of the environment Environment Agency data and information summarising

3. State of the environment
08/09/2020 - Environment Agency
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Found: The state of the environment: health, people and the environment September 2020 Chair's foreword

4. People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before
10/09/2018 - Natural England
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Found: People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before - GOV.UK

5. Research and analysis: Natural Capital Committee advice on marine management
14/05/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Natural Capital Committee Marine and the 25 Year Environment Plan May 2019 1

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Health and the Natural Environment

1. World Health: 25-Year Environment Plan
09/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the effect of the 25-year environment plan on world health.I am grateful for the opportunity - Speech Link
2: welcome—and to really get the benefit of the natural environment by going on our open-top buses. At speed - Speech Link
3: he agree that the value to our mental health of the environment and of time spent in it is clearly proven - Speech Link

2. Environment Bill (Eighth sitting)
03/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: back to the interrupted consideration of the Environment Bill and give you a few little parish notices - Speech Link
2: illnesses and outdoor and transport workers) from the health impacts of pollution;(d) a timetable for - Speech Link
3: Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”. People will see that, in the legislation, it - Speech Link

3. Environment Bill
21/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: resilient and biodiverse natural environment,(b) an environment that supports human health and wellbeing for - Speech Link
2: also to Amendments 3, 54 and 74 in my name. The Environment Bill offers a unique opportunity to create a - Speech Link
3: Minister chose Cornwall was because of its natural environment, its beauty and, for that weekend at least - Speech Link

4. Mental Health: Access to Nature
27/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered enabling access to nature to support mental health.As always, it is a pleasure to see you, - Speech Link

5. Genetically Modified Food
08/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the potential (1) health, and (2) environmental, risks associated with approving - Speech Link
2: legislation includes rigorous requirements for assessing health and environmental risks associated with GM food - Speech Link
3: many respects in food production and the natural environment. Obviously, we shall consider the response - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Health and the Natural Environment
1. Natural Gas
asked by: Alan Brown
... on mixing different blends/compositions of natural gas in the localised Oban gas grid; and if he will make a statement.

2. Natural Gas
asked by: Lord Hylton
... the flaring of surplus gas from production platforms and refineries before COP26.

3. Natural Gas
asked by: Ruth Jones
... what recent steps he has taken to phase out unabated natural gas from the power sector.

4. Natural Gas
asked by: Caroline Lucas
... if he will make it his policy ahead of COP26 to commit to phasing out unabated gas generation by 2035.

5. Natural Gas
asked by: Alexander Stafford
... what steps he is taking to phase out unabated natural gas from the power sector.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Blencathra Portrait
Lord Blencathra
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Wine and Spirits , Woods and Trees
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alexander Stafford MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6376.


Public Enquiry Point:

Jim Burt, National Academy for Social Prescribing, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX



National Academy for Social Prescribing acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
27 Apr 2021
National Academy for Social Prescribing
Secretariat   From : 27/04/2021 To : 26/04/2022

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Health and the Natural Environment APPG