The Institute recently gave evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee inquiry on Sustainable timber and deforestation. Investigating ‘How can a sustainable timber sector be supported to meet the UK’s growing demand?’, two panels of experts from across the sector gave evidence on how timber production can be upscaled while also delivering benefits for nature and climate change mitigation.
We were represented on the first panel by Institute Fellow, Justin Mumford FICFor CEnv, Director of Consultancy at Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt. Justin was joined by Graham Clark from the Country Land and Business Association, Ben Goh from Maelor Forest Nurseries and David Hopkins from Timber Development UK. The second panel heard from Dr Andrew Weatherall MICFor from the RSPB.
This work follows on from our response to the EFRA Committee Inquiry in September – you can read our response here.
To view a transcript of the committee meeting, click here.Watch meeting