MP questions Secretary of State on Ecosystems Taskforce
24th November 2011
Neil Parish questions the Environment Secretary about the launch of the ecosystems market taskforce.
Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): This week has seen the launch of the ecosystems market taskforce. What are the practical implications of that?
Mrs Spelman: That is one of the commitments that we gave in the natural environment White Paper. We have asked Ian Cheshire, the chairman of Kingfisher Group, to chair the ecosystems taskforce, together with a number of business leaders and scientists. This is an opportunity to help business in this country to take the chance, with the new green technologies and green growth, to grow our economy into a low-carbon economy, and beyond that, towards all the opportunities that realising the true value of natural capital can provide.