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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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What impact could a CBAM have on energy intensive sectors?
The Environmental Audit Committee is to host its second evidence session exploring carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs).
3 December 2021
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COP26 President to appear before Select Committees for first time since climate summit
Committee to host an evidence session of the Committee on COP26, hearing from the COP President
2 December 2021
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Can the UK economy take greater account of natural capital?
Environmental Audit Committee launches aligning the UK's economic goals with environmental sustainability inquiry
30 November 2021
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Are hydrogen and electric aircraft the future to reduce aviation emissions?
Environmental Audit Committee questions representatives from the aviation industry on current potential of zero emission flight and the required infrastructure
25 November 2021
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Philip Dunne MP comments on Contracts for Difference and Tidal Power
Environmental Audit Committee Chair reacts to today’s announcement of the Contracts for Difference scheme and tidal power
24 November 2021
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EAC to hear whether negative emissions technologies can help the UK meet net zero
Committee to take evidence as part of its new workstream considering negative emissions technologies (NETs)
22 November 2021
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Academics and experts questioned on carbon border adjustment mechanisms
Environmental Audit Committee hold its first public evidence session on carbon border adjustment mechanisms
19 November 2021
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Environment Agency and Ofwat investigation into sewage treatment works
The chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee reacts to EA’s and Ofwat’s investigation into sewage treatment works.
18 November 2021
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Net zero buildings: What materials are on offer and how can the planning system support sustainability?
The Environmental Audit Committee explores the sustainability of the built environment and embodied carbon
15 November 2021
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Chair comment: Glasgow Climate Pact and COP26
Chair reacts to the Glasgow Climate Pact, agreed yesterday at COP26
15 November 2021
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Select Committees highlight role of Parliaments in climate debate through scrutiny and public engagement at COP26
Chairs of three parliamentary committees will host an event at COP26
3 November 2021
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Chair comments on Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use
Environmental Audit Committee Chair comments on announcement that 100 leaders have pledged to end deforestation
2 November 2021
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EAC Chairman Philip Dunne calls for ambition, willingness and enthusiasm from world leaders ahead of COP26
Philip Dunne MP calls for ambition, willingness and enthusiasm from world leaders ahead of COP26
29 October 2021
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Government not sufficiently grappling skills gap needed for net zero
Committee publishes their report on Green Jobs
25 October 2021
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Net zero ships and jets being explored by MPs
The Environmental Audit Committee hears from experts on key issues and challenges facing the sectors as they move to decarbonisation
21 October 2021
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EAC comment: Net Zero Strategy
Philip Dunne MP reacts to the Government’s Net Zero Strategy, which has been published this afternoon
19 October 2021
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EAC comment: Heat and Buildings Strategy
Philip Dunne MP reacts to the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy which has been published this afternoon
19 October 2021
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EAC to hold final session examining local government’s abilities to meet net zero
Committee will be quizzing ex-MP and former member of the EAC, Alan Simpson, and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
19 October 2021
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Embodied carbon and retrofitting policy under the microscope by MPs
The Environmental Audit Committee questions academics, industry professionals, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Green Alliance
19 October 2021
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Water company CEOs questioned on pollution failures
The Environmental Audit Committee quiz bosses from five of the largest water and sewerage companies in England
7 October 2021
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