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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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Philip Dunne MP reacts to PM's speech at the UN Climate Action roundtable
Environmental Audit Committee Chairman, Philip Dunne reacts to the Prime Minister’s speech at the UN Climate Action Roundtable.
25 September 2020
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Bank of England and big businesses questioned on Greening the post-COVID recovery
Environmental Audit Committee explores what scope there is for sustainability conditions to be attached to bailouts provided by the Bank of England
22 September 2020
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Apple refusal to respond to EAC on environmental sustainability and repairability of its products
Apple refuses to answer MPs’ questions on environmental sustainability and repairability of its products
15 September 2020
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Minister questioned on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy
Environmental Audit Committee hears from DEFRA Minister as it concludes its inquiry on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy
14 September 2020
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We must slam the brakes on biodiversity loss, says Chair
Environmental Audit Committee Chair comments on Sir David Attenborough documentary on extinction and UN biodiversity targets
14 September 2020
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Alok Sharma MP examined on ‘greening’ the post-Covid economic recovery
The Environmental Audit Committee hears from Business Secretary Alok Sharma
9 September 2020
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Government extends deadlines for chemicals industry to submit data for UK REACH following Committee intervention
Environmental Audit Committee publishes correspondence with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, regarding UK Chemicals Regulation
9 September 2020
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Business Secretary questioned on COP26, Greening the Covid recovery and Net-Zero
Environmental Audit Committee examines a number of existing and future opportunities for Net Zero Britain
7 September 2020
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Lack of Hydrogen Strategy holding back sector from capitalising on potential role in delivering Net-Zero Britain
Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee writes to Business Secretary Alok Sharma on support for developing a Hydrogen Strategy
6 August 2020
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Green NGOs and business groups questioned on Greening the Post-Covid Recovery
Environmental Audit Committee examines the reaction to the Government's announcements so far
16 July 2020
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Chair writes to Boohoo on illegal working practices
Chair writes to Boohoo after claims it was ‘shocked' by allegations of poor pay and conditions for garment workers
16 July 2020
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MPs to consider how the Government can enhance healthy ecosystems
Committee launches new inquiry into biodiversity and ecosystems
14 July 2020
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Tech companies quizzed on the environmental impact of their products
Environmental Audit Committee seek to understand more about how products can be reused or recycled
10 July 2020
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Comment: Chancellor statement on energy efficiency measures
Philip Dunne MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee comments
8 July 2020
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Government urged to consider associate membership of EU chemicals frameworks
Chair writes to the Secretary of State for emphasising the Committee's concerns about industry's ability to prepare for the proposed transition to UK REACH
7 July 2020
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Grid connection, deep water ports and supporting SMEs: EAC sets out how Government can strengthen UK offshore wind
Environmental Audit Committee publishes correspondence with the Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
3 July 2020
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Hydrogen production and distribution considered by MPs
Questions will explore how the UK can transition to net-zero emissions through the production and distribution of low-carbon hydrogen
3 July 2020
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Committee Chairs set out opportunities of green economic recovery to Chancellor and stress recovery must accelerate move to net zero to avert climate crisis
Committee Chairs set out opportunities of green economic recovery to Chancellor and stress recovery must accelerate move to net zero to avert climate crisis
29 June 2020
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Minister questioned on environmental sustainability of the Ministry of Defence
Environmental Audit Committee examines areas where the NAO raised concerns within its report The Ministry of Defence: Environmental Sustainability
26 June 2020
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Comment: Material Focus research on electronic waste
Chair comments on Material Focus' research on potential economic savings to be made if UK residents recycled old electronics
24 June 2020
Total results 342 (page 1 of 18)