The UK’s footprint on global biodiversity Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Thursday 22 October 2020

Tony Juniper, Chair, Natural England; Andy Purvis, Lead Author of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES, Research Leader in Life Sciences, Natural History Museum; Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, IPBES; Doug Allan, Filmmaker, Planet Earth and Blue Planet seriesQ1–25

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Former Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Chairman, Global Council of Birdlife International, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees of Biodiversity International; Kate Norgrove, Executive Director for Campaigns and Advocacy, WWF; Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law, Strathclyde University Law SchoolQ26–46

Thursday 12 November 2020

Professor Kathy Willis, Member, Natural Capital Committee; Julian Glover, Chair, Landscape Review and former Associate Editor, London Evening Standard; Craig Bennett, Chief Executive, Wildlife Trusts; Dr Ruth Little, Lecturer, University of SheffieldQ47–79

Mayor Philip Glanville, Member, Local Government Association’s Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board; Kari Sprostranova, Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Director, Balfour Beatty; Caroline Knox, Member, National Farmers’ Union Environment Forum; Ben McCarthy, Head of Nature Conservation and Restoration Ecology, National TrustQ80–117

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge, Lead, HMT Economics of Biodiversity ReviewQ118–138

Professor David Hill, Chairman, Environment Bank; Mihai Coroi, Ecology Technical Principal, Mott MacDonald; David Webster, Director of Sustainability & External Affairs, Associated British Foods UK GroceryQ139–159

Nathalie Seddon, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford, Founder, Nature-based Solutions Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford; Martin Harper, Director of Global Conservation, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)Q160–168

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; The Right Hon. the Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, Minister for Pacific and the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister for Housing, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; Cheryl Case, Deputy Director for International Environmental Negotiations, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; Richard Pullen, Head of National Biodiversity Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsQ169–216

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Lead, HMT Economics of Biodiversity Review, Professor Emeritus, University of CambridgeQ217–237

Thursday 4 March 2021

Kemi Badenoch MP, Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities), Government Equalities Office; Steve Field, Director for Climate, Environment and Energy, HM TreasuryQ238–285

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