Restoring Nature and Climate Change Debate

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Restoring Nature and Climate Change

Bambos Charalambous Excerpts
Monday 28th October 2019

(11 months ago)

Westminster Hall
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Daniel Zeichner Portrait Daniel Zeichner - Hansard
28 Oct 2019, 4:36 p.m.

The right hon. and learned Gentleman is right. I am about to embark on a tour of wetlands; Wicken Fen will be one of them. This summer we have seen some particular problems with a number of streams drying up, so we need a plan for water.

Bambos Charalambous Portrait Bambos Charalambous (Enfield, Southgate) (Lab) - Hansard
28 Oct 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Is my hon. Friend aware of the 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the 2019 report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that show that nature and climate crisis are inextricably linked? The IPBES report says that one million species globally are at risk of extinction. Does he agree that nature-based solutions are a fundamental way of stopping climate change and preventing the extinction of species?

Daniel Zeichner Portrait Daniel Zeichner - Hansard

My hon. Friend is right; I will come to some of those points later.