Lords debates the economic value of biodiversity
29 April 2021
On Wednesday 28 April, the House of Lords debated the economic value of biodiversity and 'The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review' report.
Members taking part included a trustee of The Prince's Countryside Fund and a former chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
The debate took place in Grand Committee, away from the main chamber.
Baroness Boycott (Crossbench), former director of the Soil Association, put forward the debate.
Members taking part included:
- Lord Curry of Kirkharle (Crossbench), Trustee, The Prince’s Countryside Fund
- Lord Inglewood (Non-affiliated), president of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust
- Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green), former green transport advisor to the Mayor of London
- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour), member of the ClientEarth Development Committee
- Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative), patron of Sustainability First
- Baroness Parminter (Liberal Democrat), former chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Government whip Baroness Penn (Conservative) responded on behalf of the government.
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