Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice


The role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change

The Environmental Audit Committee is pleased to announce the fifth evidence session of its inquiry into the role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change, which was launched on 27 January 2009.

Tuesday 2nd June, Committee Room 16, Houses of Parliament


  • Mike O’Brien, Minister of State
  • David Capper, Head of EU Emissions Trading System, National Carbon Markets
  • Jill Duggan, Head of International Emissions Trading, International Climate Change
  • Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy, International Climate Change, Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)


1. Membership:

Chairman: Mr Tim Yeo, MP

Gregory Barker MP Mr Nick Hurd MP Mrs Linda Riordan MP

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

Colin Challen MP 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

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