House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

IMMEDIATE

THURSDAY 6 JANUARY 2005

NEW LORDS INQUIRY SEEKS EVIDENCE ON ASPECTS OF THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

The influential House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee invites submissions for its inquiry into aspects of the economics of climate change.

The Committee will examine:

  • the ways in which the problem of climate change has been assessed, in particular how current estimates of the scale of climate change damage are derived, and what assumptions lie behind them.

  • the key role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in compiling and assessing technical information.

The Committee is currently inviting organisations and individuals to submit written evidence by Thursday 31 March 2005 (see attached Call for Evidence for further details). The Committee will be holding its first oral evidence session with Professor Colin Robinson of the University of Surrey on Tuesday 11 January.

For further details, please see the attached Call for Evidence or contact the Clerk to the Committee, Robert Graham-Harrison, on 020 7219 6968. Email [email protected].

NOTES FOR EDITORS

1. The members of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs are:

Lord Elder
Lord Marsh
Lord Goodhart
Lord Sheldon
Lord Kingsdown
Lord Sheppard of Didgemere
Lord Lamont of Lerwick
Lord Skidelsky
Lord Lawson of Blaby
Lord Vallance of Tummel
Lord Layard
Lord Wakeham (Chairman)
Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

2. For further information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) see the link below:

http://www.ipcc.ch/about/about.htm