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Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Inquiry

This inquiry examines how the UK can best protect and enhance biodiversity.

We are:

  • reviewing 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)
  • examining the state of biodiversity in the UK and the effect UK activities have on biodiversity abroad
  • evaluating domestic policies aimed and conserving and enhancing biodiversity including the Environmental Land Management Scheme, Nature Recovery Networks and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • considering how policy be best integrated to address biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development, in particular examining nature-based solutions to climate change
  • exploring the economics of biodiversity
  • considering what outcomes and protections the UK Government should be advocating for at COP15

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

See the winning photos from our biodiversity photo competition.

Read the interactive summary of the report.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Thursday 4 March 2021
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Oral evidence 4 March 2021
10:00am
  • Kemi Badenoch (Exchequer Secretary at HM Treasury, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) at Government Equalities Office)
  • Steve Field (Director for Climate, Environment and Energy at HM Treasury)
Virtual meeting
Wednesday 24 February 2021
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Oral evidence 24 February 2021
2:30pm
  • Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (Lead at HMT Economics of Biodiversity Review, and Professor Emeritus at University of Cambridge)
Virtual meeting
Wednesday 13 January 2021
12:45pm Private
1:00pm Public
Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Oral evidence 13 January 2021
1:00pm
  • Rt Hon George Eustice (Secretary of State at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • The Right Hon. the Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Minister for Pacific and the Environment at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP (Minister for Housing at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • Cheryl Case (Deputy Director for International Environmental Negotiations at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Simon Gallagher (Director of Planning at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • Richard Pullen (Head of National Biodiversity Policy at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Virtual meeting
Wednesday 9 December 2020
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Oral evidence 9 December 2020
2:30pm
  • Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus at University of Cambridge, and Lead at HMT Economics of Biodiversity Review)
3:15pm
  • Professor David Hill (Chairman at Environment Bank)
  • Mihai Coroi (Ecology Technical Principal at Mott MacDonald)
  • David Webster (Director of Sustainability & External Affairs at Associated British Foods UK Grocery)
4:00pm
  • Nathalie Seddon (Professor of Biodiversity at University of Oxford, and Founder at Nature-based Solutions Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)
  • Martin Harper (Director of Global Conservation at Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB))
Room 5, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

  • Email: eacom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8890 (general enquiries) | 07720 143396 (media enquiries)