Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Ocean acidification inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Oral evidence concluded.

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee published reports on Marine Science in 2007 (PDF 845.71 KB) and 2013, noting the importance of combating increasing ocean acidification. The 5-year NERC UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme ended in 2015. In the same year, "minimising and addressing the impacts of ocean acidification" was identified as one of the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – 'Life Below Water'.

The Committee has decided to undertake follow-up scrutiny on the issue of ocean acidification.

Terms of reference: Ocean Acidification


Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the Ocean acidification inquiry.


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