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Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
Report in preparation.
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.
Evidence given by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities, and Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Science and Technology Committee examines variations between UK mainland and UK overseas territories