Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04
17 June 2004 New inquiry into Climate Change: Looking forward

17 June 2004 New inquiry into Climate Change: Looking forward

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to examine the policies of the United Kingdom Government to address the challenge of climate change, and also the Government's activities in the international arena to drive forward the international response to the issue.

The Committee will focus on a number of points, including:

  • The forthcoming review of the UK Climate Change Programme during 2004-05, looking particularly at what new policies might be needed to keep the United Kingdom on track in reducing all greenhouse gas emissions.

  • The role that the Government will play in 2005 as Chair of the G8 and as President of the European Council in driving forward the Kyoto and post-Kyoto agendas.

The Committee invites all interested parties to submit written evidence which addresses these terms of reference. The deadline for the submission of evidence is Friday 1 October 2004.

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Evidence should be submitted in Word or WordPerfect formats, and should be sent by e-mail to combsl@parliament.uk. The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 4,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should include a brief executive summary. Those submitting evidence are reminded that evidence should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted no public use should be made of it, but those wishing to publish their evidence before it is published by the Committee are invited to contact the Clerk of the Committee to obtain permission to do so.