Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice


Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation

The next evidence sessions on Reducing emissions from deforestation will take place on Tuesday 10th February and Tuesday 3rd March. The main purpose of these sessions is to explore the potential use of carbon markets to address deforestation. Related issues such as the timber trade are also likely to be covered.

Tuesday 10 February, Committee Room 15


  • Barry Gardiner MP (Senior Commission Member, International Commission on Land Use Change & Ecosystems, GLOBE International)
  • Ian Johnson (Chairman of the International Commission on Land Use Change & Ecosystems, GLOBE International)

Tuesday 3 March, Committee Room 15


  • Gareth Thomas MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DfiD)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies MP (Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Defra)
  • Joan Ruddock MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State DECC)


1. Membership:

Chairman: Mr Tim Yeo, MP

Mr Gregory Barker MP Mr Nick Hurd MP Mrs Linda Riordan MP

Mr Martin Caton MP Jane Kennedy MP* Mr Graham Stuart MP

Mr Colin Challen MP Mr Mark Lazarowicz MP Jo Swinson MP

Mr David Chaytor MP Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP Dr Desmond Turner MP

Martin Horwood MP Shahid Malik MP Joan Walley MP

* The Minister for the Environment has ex-officio membership of the Committee in like manner to the Financial Secretary's membership of the Committee of Public Accounts

2. More information on the Committee's reports can be found on the Committee website at: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm

Committee Enquiries:

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