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With concerns about The Environment a major theme in the election, what are the parties' plans on green issues?
Here, we answer a selection of readers' questions.What is being done to stop The Decline in UK wildlife? - Jet Janman, Seaford
More than a quarter of UK Mammals - including the Scottish wildcat, the frosted green moth and the pine Marten - are facing extinction, according to. It added That 97% of the UK's wildflower meadows have been lost in The Last 100 years.
The Liberal Democrats Will introduce a Nature Act to restore the Natural Environment . This Will set targets for improving water, air, soil, and wildlife and its habitat. This Will cost at least £18bn over five years.
The Green Party has a raft of policies on wildlife. Among these are a new law to prevent crimes against the Natural Environment . The Greens would also introduce an Environmental Protection commission to enforce the protection of wildlife and habitat.
The Tory manifesto does not mention UK wildlife specifically, although it does pledge to work with other countries on issues such as deforestation, wildlife protection and the oceans.What Will be done about single-use Plastics ? - Christine , High Wycombe
Parties have also made promises on plastic waste. The Conservatives want to Set Up a £500m "Blue Planet " fund dedicated to tackling pollution in the oceans. Labour has promised to invest in the recyling and reusing of Plastics . The government is set to introduce next year. Bars and restaurants Will not be allowed to display plastic straws or automatically hand them out, and plastic stirrers Will be subject to a total ban.
Plaid Cymru has committed to making Wales a single-use plastic-free nation by 2030.How could UK Industry be affected by promises to tackle Climate Change ? - Ron Barton, Guildford
The Conservatives have said they would invest £500m to help energy-intensive industries move to low-carbon techniques.
The SNP has called for a pot of money for places heavily reliant on oil, such as Falkirk or Aberdeen, to help diversify their economies as the UK looks to reduce its carbon emissions.Will it still have to fulfil its promises on The Environment and Climate Change ? - Toni Massari, Bristol
Making sure the UK sticks to EU rules about water, air, waste and wildlife is currently monitored and enforced by institutions including.
it would Set Up a new Office for Environmental Protection to make sure ministers hit their targets. But critics have pointed out this body won't be independent, as it Will answer to government and not to Parliament.
It's also been suggested the government wouldn't be able to issue fines, as the EU previously has.
Leaving the EU also won't affect the UK's commitments under the Climate Change Act. This set legally binding targets to reduce the UK's carbon dioxide emissions by at least 80% by 2050, although since then a law has passed to reach zero-carbon emissions in the same time frame.Why isn't more freight being sent by rail to reduce diesel emissions? - Valerie Robertson, Wiltshire
Sending goods by rail can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 76% compared to using road transport. However, only about 9% of goods in the UK are carried by rail.
Some parties have made specific commitments about rail freight, while others are more general.
The Conservatives have pledged to invest an Extra £100m in roads and rail, while Labour says it wants to find more environmentally friendly ways of running the railways.Getty IMAGESRail freight in numbers
9. 1%of freight goes by rail
£1. 7bnannual economic contribution
60 HGVsequivalent carried per train
76%less CO2 emissions than road
£30bnvalue of goods carried per yearSource: Office of Rail and Road, Rail Delivery Group
The Greens have pledged to have more freight carried by rail. They say there is "enormous scope" to cut emissions.
In May 2019, the SNP-run Scottish government. Up to £25m Will be made available to upgrade track and other areas of the rail network.Are farmers being encouraged to move from meat to plants? - Jordan Davies , Telford
Only the Green Party has made promises in this area. It wants to change the payments made to farmers to help them Move Away from the intensive farming of livestock, like beef cattle. It would also introduce a tax on meat and Dairy Products . This would, it says, shift people towards plant-based diets, benefitting health and animal welfare, and combating Global Warming .
Other parties have made wider pledges about agriculture.
Labour has pledged to have net-zero carbon food production in Britain by 2040. It says it Will help farmers change the way they work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The Lib Dems want farmers to focus more on restoring nature, with targets for water, air and soil quality. They would introduce a National Food Strategy, to promote healthy, sustainable and affordable food, and cut food waste.More Your Questions Answered: