Peers debate the biodiversity emergency and the Dasgupta Review
In the last weeks before the end of the 2019-2021 parliamentary session Peers debated the merits of declaring a biodiversity emergency and the economic value of biodiversity.
On 22 April Lord Teverson asked the Government what plans they had to declare a biodiversity emergency. Peers from across the House contributed to the debate and made the case for the importance of biodiversity and the need for policy to aid its recovery. You can watch the debate here and read it in Hansard here
On 28 April Baroness Boycott initiated a debate to take note of the economic value of biodiversity and the recent Dasgupta Review, published on 2 February. There was a general agreement from Peers of the importance of the report and of the need to place an economic value on nature in order to ensure its protection. You can read the debate in Hansard here.
On 14 June the Government published their response to the Dasgupta Review, which you can read here