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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

Is the UK on track for 2 million green jobs by 2030? EAC to quiz four Ministers
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding its final evidence session as part of the Green Jobs inquiry, hearing from Ministers of BEIS, DEFRA, DfE and DWP
7 June 2021
Chair comments on Government funding for green technology and jobs
Chair comments on the Government’s announcement on additional investment in green technology and jobs
24 May 2021
EAC to hear from water companies and industry experts on fatbergs and sustainable drainage
Environmental Audit Committee explores how to retrofit sustainable drainage and how they should be maintained
21 May 2021
Deposit Return Scheme should be consistent across UK with cartons included, argues Environmental Audit Committee
The Environmental Audit Committee has called for Defra to introduce a scheme which is interoperable throughout the UK.
21 May 2021
Chair comments on Boohoo to link exec bonuses to environmental, social and governance improvements improvements
Environmental Audit Committee Chair reacts to the announcement that Boohoo Group will link executive bonuses to environmental, social and governance (ESG) improvements
19 May 2021
Ofwat announcement on new investment in environmental projects
Philip Dunne MP reacts to the Ofwat announcement that the water sector is set to invest £2.8 billion in environmental projects
17 May 2021
All eyes on Government Heat and Buildings Strategy as Ministers dodge EAC recommendations to improve energy efficiency of homes
Committee publishes Government response to their report, Energy efficiency of existing homes
13 May 2021
Specialist Adviser vacancy for EAC inquiry into 'Sustainability of the built environment'
Can you help Parliament find the best routes to net zero for future building needs?
7 May 2021
EAC to hear from 'green' sectors and traditionally high-carbon industries on green job opportunities
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will hear from green sectors and traditionally high-carbon industries on the potential of green jobs.
7 May 2021
Supply chain for battery electric vehicles inquiry launched
Environmental Audit Committee considers the road to an effective electric vehicle supply chain
4 May 2021
Regulatory barriers and lack of Government strategy stalling UK community energy on path to net zero
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
30 April 2021
Boohoo considering EAC recommendation to align bonuses with ESG improvements
Boohoo is looking into whether it can link senior executive remuneration incentives to Environmental Social and Governance improvements.
24 April 2021
EAC to hold further session on fashion sustainability as Government confirms it is exploring Garment Trade Adjudicator
Committee will hold a further evidence session as part of its Fixing Fashion inquiry follow-up to examine the new Textiles 2030 voluntary industry initiative.
22 April 2021
Abandoning GHG must pave way for improved energy efficiency scheme in Spending Review, says EAC
As Government announces an end to the Green Homes Grant scheme, EAC Committee writes to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy calling for clarity for contractors and homeowners
21 April 2021
Comment: UK climate change target
Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP comments on the Government announcement that the UK has enshrined a new target in law to cut emissions by 78% by 2035
20 April 2021
Here Comes The Summer: but are our waterways safe to be enjoyed recreationally?
The Committee will hear from leading academics and environmental campaigners as part of the inquiry considering the Water quality in rivers
19 April 2021
The role of community energy in decarbonisation and its benefits to local areas to be considered by MPs
Committee to hold a one-off evidence session on community energy, as part of the umbrella inquiry on technological innovations and climate change
13 April 2021
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
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
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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