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RAINFORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 445: tabled on 14 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the alarming rise in deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest over recent months; further notes that deforestation already accounts for 20 per cent. of global carbon dioxide emissions each year and that curbing deforestation is one of the single most effective ways of halting catastrophic climate change; welcomes new EU targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent. by 2020, but recognises that any reductions could be entirely negated by increased rates of deforestation; and therefore calls on the Government to lead an international coalition to take up the offer from the President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, to place his country's entire 50 million acre rainforest estate under the protection of multi-national trust, in return for development aid.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Leeds West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ribble Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Aberavon
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2009
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Eastleigh
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Penrith and The Border
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 January 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Cardiff North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Pendle
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Castle Point
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.