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Environmental Audit Committee

Commons Select Committee

Welcome to the Environmental Audit Committee's website. The Committee's remit is to consider the extent to which the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development, and to audit their performance against sustainable development and environmental protection targets. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsEAC.

Committee news

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MPs urge Government to seize tidal power potential
Committee emphasises the substantial potential of the tidal power sector to contribute to the UK’s renewable energy mix
31 March 2021
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How can the construction industry become net zero ready?
The Environmental Audit Committee launches an inquiry on sustainability of the built environment
25 March 2021
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Net Zero impossible unless urgent action taken on energy efficiency this decade
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes report
22 March 2021
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Minister quizzed on how a deposit return scheme can be rolled out
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the next steps for deposit return schemes
19 March 2021
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Packaging sector and experts questioned on the introduction of deposit return schemes
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the next steps for deposit return schemes
12 March 2021
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EAC calls for Garment Trade Adjudicator
The introduction of a Garment Trade Adjudicator could help stamp out non-compliance with labour market regulation in the UK garment industry, the Environmental Audit Committee has said.
12 March 2021
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Chair reacts to announcement on spare parts for electrical appliances
Environmental Audit Committee Chair comments on Government announcement that manufacturers will be required to make spare parts available for electrical appliances
10 March 2021
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Nine Parliamentary Committees agree ‘Committee on COP26’ scrutiny arrangements with COP President Designate Alok Sharma
Environmental Audit Committee leads first cross-Committee COP26 scrutiny session
5 March 2021
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Boohoo should link bonuses to workers' rights and sustainability improvements
The Environmental Audit Committee has asked Boohoo Group Chairman Mahmud Kamani to link its bonus scheme for senior executives to achievement of its pledges on workers’ rights and environmental sustainability.
5 March 2021
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Academics and environmental NGOs questioned on water quality in rivers
The Environmental Audit Committee examines sewage discharges and other chemical and plastic pollution
4 March 2021
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Chair comments on green measures within the Chancellor’s Budget
Environmental Audit Committee Chair, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP comments on Budget 2021 and green measures
3 March 2021
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EAC to hear from HMT Minister Kemi Badenoch on the implementation of Professor Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity
Minister will be questioned on how the Government intends to respond to the recommendations outlined in Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s recent report on the economics of biodiversity
1 March 2021
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Committee to hold second evidence session into its Green jobs inquiry
Committee takes evidence on Green Jobs, focussing on the education sector and regional approaches to the transition
26 February 2021
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Government to consider requiring online marketplaces to collect old electronics from customers
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes Government response to Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy Report
26 February 2021
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Committee examines report on the economics of biodiversity
The Environmental Audit Committee discuss Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s recent report
22 February 2021
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New inquiry: What role could ‘community energy’ play in decarbonising energy and heat?
Community Energy is the latest topic the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will investigate within the workstream considering technological innovation and climate change.
18 February 2021
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EAC calls for climate and nature investment to be prioritised in the economic recovery
Environmental Audit Committee calls for climate and nature investment to be prioritised in the economic recovery
17 February 2021
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MPs examine how deposit return schemes can improve plastics recycling
The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry looking at the introduction of deposit return schemes in England and across the UK.
12 February 2021
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Green Homes Grant voucher target would take over 10 years to meet
BEIS Minister, Lord Callanan admits that only 20,000 vouchers towards energy efficiency improvements have been issued out of the Government's target of 600,000
8 February 2021
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Comment: The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
Committee Chairman comments on the publication of The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
2 February 2021
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