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Environmental Audit Committee
Report and Government Response published.
The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the rapid changes in the Arctic. The Arctic is undergoing profound changes as a result of climate change. It is warming almost twice as fast as the global average. Recent research also suggests microplastic and plastic pollution is an increasing problem.
Evidence given by Henry Burgess, Head of the Arctic Office, British Antarctic Survey, Professor Duncan Wingham, NERC Executive Chair, Natural Environment Research Council, Richard Powell, University Lecturer and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge; Edda Falk, Communications Manager, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, Michael Kingston, Lawyer, Specialist Advisor to the Arctic Council, Advisor to Lloyd’s of London, Dr Dmitry Yumashev, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University Management School
Environmental Audit Committee writes to FCO to demand further assurances over Arctic Strategy, including future research and plastic pollution