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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.

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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MPs to hold evidence session to explore potential of offshore wind
MPs to hold evidence session to explore potential of offshore wind
29 May 2020
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Impact of coronavirus on the environment to be explored by MPs
Impact of coronavirus on the environment to be explored by MPs
21 May 2020
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New inquiry: Energy efficiency of existing homes
Lack of energy efficiency measures for homes is the focus of new Committee inquiry
18 May 2020
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Impact of coronavirus on the environment to be explored by MPs
Committee to hold evidence session on Covid-19 and the environment
15 May 2020
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Chair comments on National Audit Office’s report on the MoD
Environmental Audit Committee Chair comments on NAO report on the Ministry of Defence: Environmental sustainability overview
13 May 2020
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Government to consider Nature Volunteer Force to tackle invasive species following Spending Review
Committee publishes Government response to the Environmental Audit Committee's report on Invasive Species
13 May 2020
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MPs to examine impact of coronavirus on progress towards environment goals
MPs to examine impact of coronavirus on progress towards environment goals
12 May 2020
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Is hydrogen a viable low-carbon energy source for the UK?
Committee launches a session exploring hydrogen production, distribution and potential application
7 May 2020
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MPs seek clarity from Government on chemicals strategy post-Brexit
Environmental Audit Committee write to the Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1 May 2020
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Chairman warns parts of UK could run out of water
EAC Chairman urges Government to take action amid warnings parts of the UK could run out of water within 20 years
29 April 2020
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Chair comments on ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds delay
Environment Audit Committee Chair comments on delaying the ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds due to coronavirus
16 April 2020
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Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Offshore Wind inquiry launched
Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry considering how British innovation could hold the key to tackling climate change
6 April 2020
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MPs urge Ministers to ensure the climate crisis remains a top priority despite the postponement of COP26
Chair Philip Dunne MP has written to COP 26 President Alok Sharma MP, on current progress for delivering key outputs of the conference.
3 April 2020
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Committee calls for suggestions on future programme
Nature based solutions to climate change and carbon labelling among areas Environmental Audit Committee is seeking expert views for future inquiries
13 March 2020
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UK's preparedness to host COP 26 examined
Environmental Audit Committee questions representatives from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, RSPB and Christian Aid
13 March 2020
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MPs relaunch Electronic Waste & the Circular Economy inquiry
The Environmental Audit Committee has re-launched an inquiry into Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy, looking at how the UK can get to grips with the fastest growing category of waste in the world.
13 March 2020
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Environmental Audit Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
2 March 2020
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Philip Dunne elected as Chair of Environmental Audit Committee
Philip Dunne – Conservative MP for Ludlow – has been elected as the new chair of the Environmental Audit Committee
30 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Environmental Audit Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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