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Biodiversity and Ecosystems


The inquiry will examine how the UK can best protect and enhance biodiversity.

It will:

  • review the UK Government’s performance on achieving international and domestic biodiversity targets in preparation for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • examine the state of biodiversity in the UK and the effect UK activities have on biodiversity abroad
  • evaluate domestic policies aimed and conserving and enhancing biodiversity including the Environmental Land Management Scheme, Nature Recovery Networks and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • consider how policy be best integrated to address biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development, in particular examining nature-based solutions to climate change
  • explore the economics of biodiversity
  • consider what outcomes and protections the UK Government should be advocating for at COP15

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.