Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Ocean acidification inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Report in preparation.

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

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