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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Sustainable timber and deforestation

Environmental Audit Committee
Sustainable timber and deforestation

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.15pm (public)


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How can a sustainable timber sector be supported to meet the UK’s growing demand?

The Environmental Audit Committee will be hearing from two panels on how the UK can deliver a sustainable timber sector, and how timber production can be upscaled whilst also delivering benefits for nature and climate change mitigation.

Meeting details

At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
Senior Land Use Policy Adviser at Country Land and Business Association
Commercial Manager at Maelor Forest Nurseries
Chief Executive at Timber Development UK
Chartered forester and representative at Institute of Chartered Foresters
At 3.15pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
Professor of Forest Ecology and Conservation at University of Cambridge
Principal Specialist, Climate Change at Natural England
Principal Policy Officer for Woodlands and Forestry at Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The first panel will hear from representatives of the land management, forestry, nursery and timber sector to discuss how the UK can source sustainable timber to meet growing demand domestically and through imports. Members are likely to quiz experts on the opportunities and barriers to landowners, foresters and nurseries to deliver tree planting and increased timber production.

The Committee will then hear from the RSPB, Natural England and a forest ecology academic in order to understand how timber production in the UK can be upscaled whilst also delivering benefits for nature and climate change mitigation.

Location

Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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