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EAC quiz ministers on how local authorities can meet net zero

17 September 2021

In its second session examining the National Audit Office’s report on Net Zero and Local Government in England, the Environmental Audit Committee will be quizzing ministers from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

In the first session, held earlier this month, the committee heard how local authorities need greater resources and better strategic direction to meet the overall challenge of net zero, and that many councils are failing to properly communicate what local people can be doing to improve the environment.

During Wednesday’s session, the committee will be putting these themes to Ministers, with topics expected to include the role of planning system reform in achieving net zero and the overall structure of central government funding available to local authorities to meet the net zero challenge.

Witnesses

From 14:30:

  • Eddie Hughes MP, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Siobhan Jones, Director of Local Government and Communities, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • The Lord Callanan, Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Selvin Brown, Director of Energy Efficiency and Local, BEIS

Further information

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