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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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - The UK's footprint on global biodiversity
Inquiry Biodiversity and Ecosystems
HC 674
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report - The UK’s footprint on global biodiversity: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
HC 1060
Government Response
First Report - Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust?
Inquiry Biodiversity and Ecosystems
HC 136
Report
Response to this report
Third Special Report - Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust?: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 727
Special Report
Third Special Report - Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust?: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
Inquiry Biodiversity and Ecosystems
HC 727
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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4 March 2021
Inquiry Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Witnesses HM Treasury, and Government Equalities Office, and HM Treasury
Oral Evidence
24 February 2021
Inquiry Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Witnesses HMT Economics of Biodiversity Review, and University of Cambridge
Oral Evidence
13 January 2021
Inquiry Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Witnesses Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral Evidence
Sophus zu Ermgassen (Ecological Economist at The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent) (BIO0070)
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (BIO0068)
Office for National Statistics (BIO0069)

Contact us

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