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Sustainable seas examined by Committee

11 October 2018

The Environmental Audit Committee continues its inquiry into sustainable seas.

Witnesses

Tuesday 16 October 2018, Committee room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 10.15am

  • Fiona Ball, Head of Inspirational Business, Group, Sky plc
  • Charles Clover, Great British Oceans Coalition
  • Will McCallum, Head of Oceans, Greenpeace

At 11.15am

  • Professor Gideon Henderson FRS, Chair of Future Ocean Resources, The Royal Society
  • Michael Lodge, Secretary General, International Seabed Authority
  • Christopher Williams, Managing Director, UK Seabed Resources Ltd

Purpose of the session

This session explores the threat to the ocean from plastic pollution and social corporate responsibility. It will also examine progress towards the designation and management of Marine Protected Areas and the UK’s international ambitions for marine protection.

The second panel will examine deep sea mining and how its environmental risks can be mitigated.

Further information

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