Climate Change APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To run events and activities in parliament with the purpose of advancing understanding of policy issues surrounding climate change and enabling cross-party discussion and action on climate policy.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Climate Change

1. Climate Outreach - written evidence
06/03/2019 - Inquiry: UK aid for combating climate change - International Development Committee
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Found: evidence - Climate Outreach Submission of evidence to the International Development Committee by Climate Outreach Climate

2. Impact of climate change on asset deterioration
10/09/2020 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Impact of climate change on asset deterioration Appendix B Asset deterioration a ssessments

3. The UK’s Adaptation Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2020
12/12/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1

4. The UK’s Adaptation Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2020
12/12/2020 - Northern Ireland Executive
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Found: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1

5. Commons International Development Committee’s report on the use of UK aid to combat climate change
08/05/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: Development Committee UK aid for combating climate change Eleventh Report of Session 2017Œ19 Report,

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Climate Change

1. Climate Justice
04/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered climate justice.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: New Zealand Government have awarded visas for climate refugees so that they can live in New Zealand, - Speech Link
3: point. I certainly think that in the wake of the climate crisis we have to reassess our definition of economic - Speech Link

2. Petitions
18/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: The House has declared a climate emergency, and we all recognise the necessity for swift and effective - Speech Link
2: ensure that London hosts the upcoming COP 26 Climate Change Conference in 2020.And the petitioners - Speech Link
3: ensure that London hosts the upcoming COP 26 Climate Change Conference in 2020.And the petitioners - Speech Link
4: ensure that London hosts the upcoming COP 26 Climate Change Conference in 2020.And the petitioners - Speech Link

3. International Climate Action
26/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: permission, I would like to make a statement on the UN climate action summit in New York that took place on Monday - Speech Link

4. Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
02/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: greenhouse gas emissions as detailed in the Climate Change Act 2008 and the implications of continuing - Speech Link
2: stated that all countries would be affected by climate change, but that,“the poorest countries … will - Speech Link

5. Climate and Ecological Emergency: UK’s Response
09/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: declared a climate and nature emergency, and more than one year since Parliament last debated the climate and - Speech Link

6. Education: Climate Change Science
16/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: vital that children are well informed about climate change. For this reason, relevant topics are included - Speech Link
2: political, and therefore feel that teaching on climate change may cause problems. Will the Government categorically - Speech Link
3: schools and the public can contribute to tackling climate change, and we will be doing another one of these - Speech Link
4: in schools who are providing the science on climate change to our young citizens, and invite them to come - Speech Link
5: absolutely no suggestion that there is denial of climate change by this Government. Indeed, we have seen some - Speech Link

7. Environment and Climate Change
01/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: environment and climate emergency following the finding of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change that to - Speech Link
2: that it would be easier and better to tackle climate change if we remained full members of the European - Speech Link
3: outside this place. Does he agree that to beat climate change in this country and around the world we have - Speech Link
4: following the Green party lead in calling for a climate emergency, but does the right hon. Gentleman agree - Speech Link

8. Environment and Climate Change
01/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: outside Parliament last week for ensuring the climate change is once again at the top of the political agenda - Speech Link
2: with them about the need for them to change tack on climate change, because I want the Government to embed - Speech Link
3: with that climate emergency. If we decide collectively in this House that we have a climate emergency - Speech Link

9. UN Climate Change Conference: Government Response
16/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the UK Government response to the UN climate change conference 2018.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: a distinct lack of political will to tackle climate change with anything like the urgency required. Predictably - Speech Link
3: recommendations of the IPCC special report on climate change seriously. Secondly, COP24 should have been - Speech Link
4: with responsibility to prevent suffering from climate change, I believe, is shameful. This Tory Government - Speech Link
5: including this one, must do their bit to meet climate change. It is also important, however, not to run - Speech Link

10. Climate Change, the Environment and Global Development
10/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: That this House has considered tackling climate change, protecting the environment and securing global - Speech Link
2: That this House has considered tackling climate change, protecting the environment and securing global - Speech Link
3: American Government. Obviously we think the Paris climate change agreement is important, but we are seeing reductions - Speech Link
4: too? He will be aware that the Committee on Climate Change reported this morning that“actions to - Speech Link
5: happily take some criticism from the Committee on Climate Change, but we should acknowledge that this country - Speech Link
6: Development Committee described the impacts of climate change as “nightmarish,” and it talked about increasing - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Climate Change
1. Climate Change
asked by: Rob Roberts
21/07/2020
...What steps his Department is taking to tackle climate change.

2. Climate Change
asked by: Christian Wakeford
29/09/2020
...What steps his Department is taking to tackle climate change.

3. Climate Change
asked by: David Drew
15/07/2019
... for what reasons good progress was not made in any of the 33 sectors assessed by that Committee on actions needed to manage climate change risks.

4. Climate Change: USA
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
01/11/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the climate change policies of the government of the United States and their implications for the global effort to address climate change.

5. Climate Change
asked by: Lord Lilley
09/03/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any peer-reviewed scientific studies or reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predict the extermination of the human race in the next century as a result of climate change.

Latest Questions
12 Current APPG Officers
Lord Oxburgh Portrait
Lord Oxburgh
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Energy Studies
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 21st July 2016
Clive Lewis Portrait
Clive Lewis
Vice Chair
Labour - Norwich South
Joined: 21st July 2016
Wera Hobhouse Portrait
Wera Hobhouse
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Bath
Joined: 31st July 2019
Daisy Cooper Portrait
Daisy Cooper
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - St Albans
Joined: 24th February 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Beer , Chalk Streams , Legal Aid , Night Time Economy
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Caroline Lucas MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7025.

Email: caroline.lucas.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jacob Ainscough , Policy Connect Ltd, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR. Tel: 020 7202 8572

Email: jacob.ainscough@policyconnect.org.uk

Secretariat:

Policy Connect Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appccg/home

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Jan 2020
Source
Policy Connect Ltd
Description
Policy Connect Ltd is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Natural Environment Research Council, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Leeds, Imperial College London, University of Sheffield, University of Warwick, University of Durham   From : 20/01/2020 To : 19/01/2021
Value
£69,001
Date
20 Jan 2020
Source
Policy Connect Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2020 To : 19/01/2021   Cost Met : Policy Connect Ltd is paid by Natural Environment Research Council and PricewaterhouseCoopers to act as the group's secretariat.
Value
£51,001
Date
4 Jul 2019
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2019 To : 03/07/2020
Value
£33,001
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
Value
£12,001
Date
4 Jul 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2017 To : 03/07/2018
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Climate Change APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stephen Gethins Portrait
Stephen Gethins
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for North East Fife
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Antoinette Sandbach Portrait
Antoinette Sandbach
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eddisbury
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Selborne Portrait
Earl of Selborne
Officer
Non-affiliated - Retired on 26 March 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Richard Harrington Portrait
Richard Harrington
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for Watford
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Officer
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Simon Clarke Portrait
Simon Clarke
Officer
Conservative - Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Vicky Ford Portrait
Vicky Ford
Officer
Conservative - Chelmsford
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Cricket , Energy Studies
Albert Owen Portrait
Albert Owen
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Ynys Môn
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Barry Gardiner Portrait
Barry Gardiner
Officer
Labour - Brent North
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Officer
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Officer
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Deidre Brock Portrait
Deidre Brock
Officer
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Officer
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 19th June 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Sandy Martin Portrait
Sandy Martin
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Ipswich
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Selborne Portrait
Earl of Selborne
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 26 March 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Graham Stuart Portrait
Graham Stuart
Officer
Conservative - Beverley and Holderness
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships