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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Seas and Oceans: Climate Change 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 assessment her Department has made of the findings in the IPCC’s Special Report entitled the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the IPCC Special Report, which provides the best available science on the wide range of impacts of climate change on the ocean and the cryosphere and potential measures for building resilience to those impacts. Climate change has already caused significant impacts on the ocean and cryosphere, including warming, acidification and deoxygenation of the ocean, melting of glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost, and sea level rise, with detrimental consequences for ecosystems and people.</p><p>As this report and the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5◦C find, the severity of future impacts depends heavily on the levels of future greenhouse gas emissions. Higher emissions will result in more severe impacts, which is why the UK government set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from across the UK economy by 2050.</p><p>To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees we should explore every available avenue. In the marine environment, Nature Based Solutions such as the conservation and restoration of coastal habitats, protection of coral reefs and designation of Marine Protected Areas can provide climate mitigation as well as climate adaptation and resilience benefits for biodiversity, fish nursery habitats, storm protection and contributions to coastal communities. To that end, the UK is encouraging countries to join the Global Ocean Alliance - our call to protect at least 30% of the global ocean within Marine Protected Areas by 2030.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T13:37:38.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:37:38.247Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1146530
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Tree Planting 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, which Committee on Climate Change scenario is being used to calculate any costs associated with afforestation and tree planting outside of woodlands to meet the UK’s net zero target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
unstar this property uin 291293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>Tree planting will play an important role in meeting net zero greenhouse gas emissions. By early next year we will consult on a Tree Strategy for England which will consider tree planting rates in the context of net zero.</p><p> </p><p>The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) estimate the cost of net zero to be 1-2% of GDP in 2050, and the Government’s initial high-level analysis falls within the same range. These figures do not include the significant benefits from decarbonising the economy, including opportunities from clean growth, which could offset a proportion, or potentially all of these costs.</p><p> </p><p>HMT has accepted the CCC’s recommendation for HMT to conduct a review into the costs of decarbonisation, the world’s first comprehensive review by a finance ministry into the costs of transitioning to a net zero economy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T15:45:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T15:45:54.213Z
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1146551
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Rain Forests: Amazonia more like this
star 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, what steps she is taking to increase public awareness of the effect of the beef and leather industry on deforestation in the Amazon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
unstar this property uin 291318 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:44:53.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:44:53.88Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1146532
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Trees more like this
star 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, what steps the Government is taking to enable the natural regeneration of trees and shrubs to support achieving the UK's 2050 net zero target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
unstar this property uin 291295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Defra encourages the use of natural regeneration to maintain and create semi-natural woodland where possible on National Nature Reserves managed by Natural England. Natural regeneration can play a role in increasing tree cover to meet the net zero commitment, depending on the landscape and other objectives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T09:59:03.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T09:59:03.09Z
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1146606
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Flood Control 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 plans her Department has to improve flood defences in (a) rural, (b) coastal and (c) urban areas in response to rising sea levels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 291459 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>Government is investing £2.6 billion from 2015-2021 to better protect the country from flooding and this will attract more than £600 million of additional investment. This is funding over 1,000 flood defence schemes, which will better protect 300,000 homes by 2021. The Environment Agency regularly reviews the programme: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/programme-of-flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/programme-of-flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-schemes</a></p><p> </p><p>On September 10, the Government announced a £62 million boost for thirteen flooding defence schemes across the country, and we are also making up to £2 million available to support farmers North Yorkshire and Wainfleet, with uninsurable damages resulting from the summer flooding. The Farm Recovery Fund was opened on Friday 20 September and farmers can apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of repair costs.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of 2019 the Government will set out its policies to better prepare the country for flooding and coastal erosion in a Government policy statement on flooding and coastal erosion. The Government will also set out plans for broader infrastructure investment through the publication of a National Infrastructure Strategy later in the autumn. Informed by this Government policy, the Environment Agency will update its national strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management. These documents will ensure the country is on the right footing to better manage and adapt to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Improving our resilience to these risks will have benefits for our economy, environment, communities and our wellbeing.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:30:28.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:30:28.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1146734
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Electrical Control Equipment: Sulphur Hexafluoride more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the National Grid and other electricity suppliers about the use of the greenhouse gas sodium hexafluoride as an insulation material in medium and high-voltage electrical installations, including switchgear; in particular about leaks of gas into the atmosphere, the extent of this problem and its global impact; and whether they will publish their findings. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL17876 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>We have interpreted this question as referring to sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).</p><p> </p><p>In the EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation (2014), equipment containing sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) is subject to containment provisions, including leak checking obligations, a requirement to repair any detected leakages without undue delay and the need to use appropriately qualified personnel to perform these tasks. The Regulation also prohibits the intentional release of F-gases into the atmosphere, where the release is not technically necessary for the intended use.</p><p> </p><p>The EU F-gases Regulation requires that the Commission publish a report by 1 July 2020, assessing whether cost-effective, technically feasible, energy-efficient and reliable alternatives exist, which make the replacement of SF6 possible in new medium-voltage secondary switchgear. It also requires that a comprehensive review of the EU F-gas regulation, including a consultation process, is published by December 2022.</p><p> </p><p>All requirements of the Regulation, including the above, will be retained in UK law after EU exit.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:39:30.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:39:30.327Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1146723
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Forests: Lancashire more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had since the announcement of the Northern Forest scheme on its possible extension to Lancashire or a part of that county. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The core Northern Forest (NF) area will see at least 1.8m new trees, funded by our £5.7m four-year investment planted in Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the Humber. Beyond the core area of the NF, our investment will also fund new woodland creation in surrounding halo areas, of which Lancashire is included, where the NF partnership has judged that new woodland there would be beneficial.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:27:54.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:27:54.143Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1146724
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star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Forests: North of England more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals under the Northern Forest scheme will include any rewilding schemes. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>As part of the 25 Year Environment Plan, the Government is providing £5.7m to support the existing Northern Forest (NF) partnership of the Community Forests and the Woodland Trust to accelerate the development of the NF. This four-year kick-start investment will fund the planting of at least 1.8m new trees across the NF by 2022.</p><p> </p><p>Our investment is provided to accelerate tree planting and woodland creation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:32:42.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:32:42.31Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Forests: North of England more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they will provide towards the Northern Forest scheme in each year from 2018–2023; and in each year how much of this is expected to be spent on (a) tree planting, (b) land acquisition, and (c) administration and other expenses. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>As part of the 25 Year Environment Plan, the Government is providing £5.7m to support the existing Northern Forest (NF) partnership of the Community Forests and the Woodland Trust to accelerate and develop the NF. This four-year kick-start investment will fund the planting of at least 1.8m new trees across the NF by 2022.</p><p> </p><p>Of the £5.7m funding, £5.2m is allocated to be spent on trees and £500,000 on supporting the NF partnership with administration and project management. None of our £5.7m investment is allocated for land acquisition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:27:35.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:27:35.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Forests: North of England more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made on the Northern Forest scheme and (1) how many trees have been planted so far, (2) how many will be planted in each of the next five planting seasons, (3) in which local authorities or national parks they will be planted, and (4) how many trees will be planted in cities and other urban areas. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>As part of the 25 Year Environment Plan, the Government is providing £5.7 million to support the existing Northern Forest Partnership of the Community Forests and the Woodland Trust to accelerate develop the Northern Forest. This four-year kick-start investment will fund the planting of at least 1.8 million new trees across the Northern Forest by 2022.</p><p> </p><p>1) In year one (2018/19) our investment funded the planting of 103,980 trees against a planting target of 100,000 trees.</p><p> </p><p>2) Our investment is for four delivery years (2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22). Over the remaining 3 years it will fund the planting of a further 1.7 million trees.</p><p> </p><p>3) It will fund the planting of new trees in parts of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District. The majority of planting will be in the counties of Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Humber. We do not have a breakdown for individual local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>4) It will fund the planting of at least 300,000 trees in cities and other urban areas over four years (2018/19 – 2021/22). 55,360 trees were planted in urban areas in year one.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:22:37.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:22:37.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this