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Livestock Production And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EDM number 804 in 2007-08, proposed by Norman Baker on 28/01/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Agriculture, Agriculture and environment, Climate change, Energy conservation, Environmental protection, Food and Pollution.

That this House notes that a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations shows that livestock production is responsible for 18 per cent. of human-induced global greenhouse gas emissions which is a higher share than transport; further notes that the UK's consumption of meat and dairy products accounts for some 8 per cent. of UK consumption related greenhouse gases; further notes that the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the livestock sector are mainly in the form not of carbon dioxide but of methane and nitrous oxide; believes that the failure of the Climate Change Bill to set reduction targets for methane and nitrous oxide will make it difficult to address the emission of greenhouse gases by the livestock sector; and urges the Government to bring forward amendments to the Climate Change Bill to include reduction targets for methane and nitrous oxide.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Norman Baker28/01/2008LewesLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley28/01/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Amess28/01/2008Southend WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock28/01/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Eric Martlew28/01/2008CarlisleLabourSeconded
David Drew28/01/2008StroudLabourSeconded
Annette Brooke29/01/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer29/01/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
David Taylor29/01/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
John Leech29/01/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams29/01/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders30/01/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton30/01/2008GowerLabourSigned
Edward Davey30/01/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis30/01/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Dai Davies30/01/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Kelvin Hopkins31/01/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn31/01/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Willie Rennie05/02/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster06/02/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Bill Etherington07/02/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott07/02/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Efford07/02/2008ElthamLabourSigned
Vincent Cable18/02/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson20/02/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson26/02/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Joan Humble18/03/2008Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Paul Keetch18/03/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Burgon19/03/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty19/03/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Lembit 27/03/2008MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan01/04/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews01/04/2008MedwayLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor21/04/2008Truro and St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry28/04/2008KingswoodLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland30/04/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Karen Buck02/06/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell23/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/10/2008BurtonLabourSigned

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