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Sustainable timber and deforestation

Inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee is launching a new inquiry into sustainable timber in the UK and the UK’s contribution to global deforestation. The inquiry will investigate how the UK, which imports most of its timber, can best scale up a sustainable, resilient domestic timber sector and reduce its reliance on imports. In addition, the inquiry will examine the degree to which UK supply chains contribute to deforestation overseas and the effectiveness of the government’s efforts to curb this. Consideration will also be given to how the UK works with international partners to tackle deforestation.

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

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 8 September 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fourth Report - The UK's contribution to tackling global deforestation
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
HC 405
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report - The UK’s contribution to tackling global deforestation: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report
HC 669
Special Report
Fifth Special Report - The UK’s contribution to tackling global deforestation: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
HC 669
Special Report
Fifth Report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
HC 637
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Seeing the wood for the trees: the contribution of the forestry and timber sectors to biodiversity and net zero goals: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2022–23
HC 406
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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29 March 2023
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
Witnesses Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Oral Evidence
29 March 2023
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
Witnesses Forestry Commission, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral Evidence
1 March 2023
Inquiry Sustainable timber and deforestation
Witnesses Duncan Brack (independent environmental policy analyst at n/a, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and Associate at Green Alliance), Forest Peoples Programme, and Dr Constance McDermott (Jackson Senior Fellow and Associate Professor, Land Use and Environmental Change at University of Oxford)
Oral Evidence
Forest Peoples Programme (DEF0059)
Gresham House (DEF0057)
Forestry Commission (DEF0058)

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