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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: UK Trade with EU more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the development of the infrastructure requirements for customs and veterinary border arrangements to ensure seamless trade in food with the EU after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 187314 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>There will be no immediate change to import controls for consignments originating in EU countries when we leave the EU. Currently, only risk-based checks are carried out at the final destination and these will continue when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:40:51.103Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
1000297
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the sustainability of the livestock farming sector when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 187315 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Agriculture Bill currently going through parliament provides the powers necessary to support sustainable livestock production by making payments to farmers for adopting approaches to farm husbandry that improve animal health and welfare and which protect the farmed environment. It also creates the powers needed to improve fairness and transparency in the supply chain so that livestock farmers can provide a fairer price for the food they produce. Finally, the government aims to secure a deep and comprehensive free trade deal with the EU that continues to provide for frictionless, tariff-free trade.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:25:32.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:25:32.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1546
unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
1001955
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to include vets on the shortage occupation list. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 188242 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>On the 15th June the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) accepted a commission from the Home Secretary to review the full composition of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) for the first time since 2013. The SOL covers non-EEA migration for highly skilled roles. The MAC will report in spring 2019.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime Defra continues to work closely with other Government Departments, including the Home Office, to ensure a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce, including veterinarians, as part of the future immigration policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:40:29.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:40:29.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1001957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of vets required in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 188244 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials continually study statistics about the veterinary profession. The sources are publicly available through the website of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).</p><p> </p><p>The number of vets who may be required after the UK leaves the EU varies according to the range of scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>We anticipate some extra demand would be created in the unlikely event that the UK does not reach a deal with the EU relating to the certification of animals and animal products for export to the EU. RCVS has announced its agreement to a proposal from Defra for the creation of a new type of a supporting officer role in aid of the export certification work. This would potentially reduce the additional demands on vets.</p><p> </p><p>Defra continues to work with other Government Departments and veterinary stakeholders on further initiatives to ensure sufficient veterinary capacity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T14:20:43.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T14:20:43.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4682
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1001958
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pets: Imports more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes to the rabies regime he plans for domestic pets crossing the UK's borders in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 188245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no immediate plans to change the rabies regime in the short term following the UK’s departure from the EU. For entry into the UK the current pet travel health requirements will continue to apply, although additional controls could be considered at a later date</p><p><br> The UK harmonised with the EU Pet Travel Scheme (PTS) rules in 2012. In 2011 we made an assessment of the risk of rabies introduction to the UK. This assessment concluded that the risk of an animal with rabies entering the UK under the PTS was very low. Since then, there have been no cases of rabies in pets entering the UK under the PTS. However, the Government continues to monitor the disease situation and will undertake a further formal risk assessment if evidence indicates that one is warranted.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>When the UK leaves the EU it will be a third country. This means pet animals entering the EU from the UK would need to continue to follow the rules of the PTS. On 24 September this year a Technical Notice ‘<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/taking-your-pet-abroad-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/taking-your-pet-abroad-if-theres-no-brexit-deal" target="_blank">Taking your pet abroad if there’s no Brexit deal</a>’ was issued. On 6 November the Government issued follow up guidance and advice on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit" target="_blank">Pet travel to Europe after Brexit</a> in the unlikely event that the UK becomes an unlisted third country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:48:01.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:48:01.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4682
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1001970
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Vaccination more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the uninterrupted supply of veterinary vaccines in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 187984 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We are working with the animal medicines industry to ensure that supplies of veterinary medicines remain available in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. We intend to minimise any additional regulatory burdens on industry as a result of leaving the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:45:07.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:45:07.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Origin Marking more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to seek mutual recognition of geographical indicators with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
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Stewart Hosie more like this
star this property uin 188054 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the economic and cultural importance of UK geographical indications (GIs).</p><p> </p><p>The protection of UK GIs in the EU and EU GIs in the UK is subject to ongoing negotiations, and we are working as quickly as possible to come to a solution. However, we anticipate that all current UK GIs will continue to be protected by the EU’s GI schemes after we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We will use the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to ensure GI schemes for wines, aromatised wines, spirit drinks, agricultural products and foodstuffs are in place once the UK is no longer bound by EU law. This will provide UK protection for UK GIs when we leave the EU and ensure that the UK fulfils its obligations under World Trade Organisation Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights rules.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T11:55:48.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T11:55:48.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this
1002148
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is his Department is taking to ensure agricultural policy across the constituent parts of the UK does not distort market prices within the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 188091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Following the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique on 16 October 2017, on agreed principles, Defra and the devolved administrations started discussions in November 2017 on where a common approach or framework may be needed. Officials have met several times since then to discuss the internal market in relation to the agriculture sector. We intend to have in place an administrative framework for co-ordinating agricultural support spending and changes to marketing standards to ensure effective co-ordination and dialogue between the administrations on how any changes to policy in one part of the UK may affect other parts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:37:29.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:37:29.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1002160
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods: Risk Assessment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of properties at threat of (a) flooding and (b) destruction from an average rise in global temperature of (i) 1.5 degrees and (ii) 2 degrees Celsius. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 188101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency estimates there are 2.7 million properties at risk of river and coastal flooding, 3 million properties at risk of surface water flooding and some 660,000 properties at risk from all sources: river, coastal and surface water. The report can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-and-coastal-risk-management-national-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-and-coastal-risk-management-national-report</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, Defra publishes the Climate Change Risk Assessment every five years which highlights the climate risks requiring further action in the UK over the next five years. The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report provides an assessment of future flood and other risks and can be found at <a href="https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/" target="_blank">https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Later this year, the Government will publish, with the Met Office, an updated set of UK Climate Projections – UKCP18. This will help the Government, businesses and the public understand the future climate and enable them to make climate-resilient decisions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:36:34.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:36:34.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002202
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings in the Living Planet Report 2018, published by the World Wildlife Fund and Zoological Society of London, that (1) there has been a decline of 60 per cent in species population sizes between 1970 and 2014, and (2) species population declines are especially pronounced in the tropics; and what strategy, if any, they have to address these findings. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11223 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that there have been declines in species populations across the world since 1970 and that declines have been pronounced in many tropical ecosystems. This downward trend and the impact it has on peoples’ economic and social wellbeing highlights the need to strengthen international efforts to tackle biodiversity loss.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to being the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it. We are already working worldwide, including in the tropics, to tackle biodiversity loss, by:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Investing more than £36 million between 2014 and 2021 to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, and hosting the fourth international Illegal Wildlife Trade conference last month in London. The conference represented a significant step forward in the global fight to eliminate this trade;</p></li><li><p>Committing £210 million of Defra’s International Climate Finance to support projects that aim to protect and restore more than 500,000 hectares of the world’s most biodiverse forests. For example, we are supporting communities in Madagascar to protect mangrove forests, which are important habitats for the protection of many species, some of which are found nowhere else on earth;</p></li><li><p>Ambitious plans under the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan to reverse the decline of many species and help wildlife survive and thrive. We are committed to protecting the oceans, and have called for at least 30 per cent of the oceans to be in Marine Protected Areas by 2030. The UK is also leading the fight against plastic pollution; and</p></li><li><p>Introducing one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales to protect the elephant.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also committed to developing an ambitious post-2020 strategic framework for biodiversity and are working with countries around the world to achieve this under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T14:56:26.827Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T14:56:26.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this