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Prince's Rainforests Project

EDM number 147 in 2009-10, proposed by David Maclean on 19/11/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Environmental protection.

That this House supports the work of The Prince's Rainforests Project, which aims to halt the current rate of forest destruction of 32,000 hectares per week; recognises that rainforests absorb 10 per cent. of all the carbon dioxide produced in the world, but that burning them produces 17 per cent. of the earth's carbon dioxide, more than all the transport systems in the world put together; believes that climate change cannot be stopped unless saving the rainforests is put at the heart of the policy; acknowledges that over one third of the rainforests have already been destroyed, and that large-scale further destruction could prevent them from producing the essential oxygen and moisture the planet needs; further recognises that one per cent. of currently-assessed rainforest plant species give us 25 per cent. of essential life-saving drugs and that it is folly to continue the destruction of habitat where 99 per cent. of the species of all types have not been measured or assessed; understands that rainforests are on the agenda for the Copenhagen Summit; and calls on the Government to press for an urgent agreement on a funding mechanism which makes the rainforests worth more alive than dead.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Maclean19/11/2009Penrith and The BorderConservativeProposed
David Taylor23/11/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
Bob Spink23/11/2009Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Glenda Jackson23/11/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSeconded
Stephen Williams23/11/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn23/11/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle23/11/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones23/11/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Meale24/11/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
John Battle24/11/2009Leeds WestLabourSigned
Andrew George24/11/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan24/11/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McDonnell24/11/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nicholas Soames24/11/2009Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Alan Simpson25/11/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Dai Davies25/11/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Leech25/11/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley25/11/2009Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock25/11/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray25/11/2009North WiltshireConservativeSigned
David Drew25/11/2009StroudLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds25/11/2009Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Ian Davidson25/11/2009Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Kim Howells25/11/2009PontypriddLabourSigned
Michael Howard25/11/2009Folkestone and HytheConservativeSigned
Brian Jenkins26/11/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross26/11/2009TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams26/11/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis26/11/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/11/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2009GowerLabourSigned
Janet Dean26/11/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Keetch30/11/2009HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Moss30/11/2009North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington30/11/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Hamilton30/11/2009MidlothianLabourSigned
Joan Walley30/11/2009Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/12/2009North DownUUPSigned
John Austin01/12/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Paul Truswell01/12/2009PudseyLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell02/12/2009East LondonderryDUPSigned
Marsha Singh07/12/2009Bradford WestLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell07/12/2009Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson07/12/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Nick Harvey09/12/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Mason15/12/2009Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Evan Harris16/12/2009Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/01/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell02/02/2010RomfordConservativeSigned
Diane Abbott08/02/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Colin Challen22/02/2010Morley and RothwellLabourSigned

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