Lords debate on climate change
13 January 2010
The House of Lords will debate the outcome of the international conference on climate change which took place in Copenhagen last month on 14 January.
The debate has been tabled by Lord Stone of Blackheath (Labour).
Over 30 speakers with wide-ranging expertise relating to climate change, economics, science and the environment are scheduled to take part, including:
- Lord Stern of Brentford (Crossbench), former Head of the Government Economic Service, who undertook the Stern Review on the economics of climate change in 2006.
- Lord Giddens (Labour), director of the Centre for Social Research, who published a best-selling book on the politics of climate change last year.
- Lord Puttnam (Labour), former chair of the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill in 2007.
- Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (Liberal Democrat), who sat on the Joint Committee for the Draft Climate Change Bill in 2007. She is vice president of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and of Wildlife and Countryside Link.
- Lord Smith of Finsbury (Non-Affiliated), chairman of the Environment Agency.
- Lord Rees of Ludlow (Crossbench), president of the Royal Society.
- Baroness Young of Old Scone (Non-Affiliated), former chief executive of the Environment Agency.
- Lord Oxburgh (Crossbench), former president of the Geological Society who has chaired House of Lords Committees on renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is also honorary president of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association.
- Lord Whitty (Labour), former Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a non-executive director of the Environment Agency.
- Lord Browne of Madingley (Crossbench), former chief executive of BP, who is chairman of the Climate Group International Leadership Council.
- Lord Clinton-Davis (Labour), president of the British Airline Pilots Association.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath will speak on behalf of the Government; Baroness Wilcox for the Conservatives; and Lord Teverson for the Liberal Democrats.
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