COMMONS

Protecting the Arctic - further information

Report and Government Response

Call for evidence 

Terms of reference - published on 8 January 2012

Oral evidence

The transcripts of these sessions are published with the Report.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Witnesses:

  • Ruth Davis, Senior Policy Adviser, Greenpeace
  • Shane Tomlinson, Director of Development, E3G

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Witnesses:

  • Professor Tim Lenton, University of Exeter
  • Professor Peter Wadhams, University of Cambridge
  • John Nissen, Chair, Arctic Methane Emergency Working Group

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Witnesses:

  • Rod Downie, Polar Policy and Programme Manager, Dr Martin Sommerkorn, Head of Conservation, and Dr Mikhail Babenko, Oil and Gas Officer, WWF 
  • Alan Andrews, Environmental Lawyer and Ed Dearnley, Environmental Policy Consultant, ClientEarth

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Witnesses:

Panel 1:

  • Professor Julia Slingo OBE, Chief Scientist, Met Office

 Panel 2:

  • Richard Heaton, Exploration Director, Cairn Energy
  • Peter Velez, Upstream Global Emergency Response Manager, Shell International
  • Robert Blaauw, Senior Adviser, Global Arctic Theme, Shell International

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Witnesses:

Panel 1:

  • Charles Emmerson, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

Panel 2:

  • Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans, Head of the Arctic Office (British Antarctic Survey), Natural Environment Research Council

Panel 3:

  • Godfrey Souter, Head of Climate Change and Environment, Department for Transport
  • Ronald Allen, Head of the Marine Technology Unit, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Witnesses:

Panel 1:

  • Mr Kim Traavik,Norwegian Ambassador to the UK

Panel 2:

  • Ms Nicola Clase,Swedish Ambassador to the UK

Tuesday 3 July  2012

Witness:

  • Professor Richard Steiner, Consultant, Oasis Earth

Thursday 5 July 2012

Witnesses:

  • Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Jane Rumble, Head of the Polar Regions Unit,Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Chris Barton, Head of International Energy Security, Department for Energy and Climate Change