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Climate Change And Extinction Of Bird Species

EDM number 549 in 2004-05, proposed by John Pugh on 19/01/2005.

That this House notes with concern the 2004 study by the Stanford Center for Conservation Biology suggesting that between 10 and 25 per cent. of the world's bird species could be extinct, or on the brink of extinction, by 2100 unless concerted action is taken to prevent this; believes that such a catastrophic loss of biodiversity will diminish the richness of the natural environment; further believes that such extinctions could upset the natural balance of ecosystems across the world, and could lead to damaging impacts for humans, such as the spread of disease and greater damage to crops from insect pests; notes that climate change is considered to be a key factor threatening the survival of many bird species; therefore calls on the Government to take action within the UK to help wildlife adapt to changing climate conditions by safeguarding and managing existing protected areas rich in biodiversity, restoring and creating new habitat in accordance with the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, and making the wider countryside and marine environment more wildlife-friendly and permeable to species movement; and further calls on the Government to take a lead internationally to tackle climate change by using the UK Presidency of the European Union to initiate discussions on a robust Phase Two for EU emissions trading, press for an EU-wide charge on aviation emissions, and push for a one per cent. per annum reduction in energy use across the EU under the new Energy Efficiency Directive.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

John Pugh19/01/2005SouthportLiberal DemocratProposed
John Randall19/01/2005UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Bob Russell19/01/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas19/01/2005CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Richard Younger-Ross20/01/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis20/01/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Tyler20/01/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock20/01/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George20/01/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore20/01/2005HendonLabourSigned
Tim Loughton20/01/2005East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
David Heath20/01/2005Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink20/01/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Sue Doughty20/01/2005GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell24/01/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams24/01/2005Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Parmjit Gill24/01/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/01/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes24/01/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price24/01/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/01/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Alice Mahon25/01/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/01/2005GowerLabourSigned
Roy Beggs25/01/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
David Taylor25/01/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lindsay Hoyle26/01/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable26/01/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones26/01/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nigel Jones27/01/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby27/01/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Harry Barnes27/01/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Iris Robinson31/01/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Nick Harvey31/01/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris31/01/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Hywel Francis31/01/2005AberavonLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge31/01/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker01/02/2005LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington01/02/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/02/2005North DownUUPSigned
Llew Smith01/02/2005Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Tom Brake02/02/2005Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths03/02/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/02/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Sydney Chapman04/02/2005Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Andrew Rosindell21/02/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
David Chaytor22/02/2005Bury NorthLabourSigned
Michael Weir23/02/2005AngusScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams23/02/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Flynn24/02/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Angus Robertson10/03/2005MorayScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond10/03/2005Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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