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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

Nine Parliamentary Committees agree ‘Committee on COP26’ scrutiny arrangements with COP President Designate Alok Sharma
Environmental Audit Committee leads first cross-Committee COP26 scrutiny session
5 March 2021
Boohoo should link bonuses to workers' rights and sustainability improvements
The Environmental Audit Committee has asked Boohoo Group Chairman Mahmud Kamani to link its bonus scheme for senior executives to achievement of its pledges on workers’ rights and environmental sustainability.
5 March 2021
Academics and environmental NGOs questioned on water quality in rivers
The Environmental Audit Committee examines sewage discharges and other chemical and plastic pollution
4 March 2021
Chair comments on green measures within the Chancellor’s Budget
Environmental Audit Committee Chair, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP comments on Budget 2021 and green measures
3 March 2021
EAC to hear from HMT Minister Kemi Badenoch on the implementation of Professor Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity
Minister will be questioned on how the Government intends to respond to the recommendations outlined in Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s recent report on the economics of biodiversity
1 March 2021
Committee to hold second evidence session into its Green jobs inquiry
Committee takes evidence on Green Jobs, focussing on the education sector and regional approaches to the transition
26 February 2021
Government to consider requiring online marketplaces to collect old electronics from customers
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes Government response to Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy Report
26 February 2021
Committee examines report on the economics of biodiversity
The Environmental Audit Committee discuss Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s recent report
22 February 2021
New inquiry: What role could ‘community energy’ play in decarbonising energy and heat?
Community Energy is the latest topic the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will investigate within the workstream considering technological innovation and climate change.
18 February 2021
EAC calls for climate and nature investment to be prioritised in the economic recovery
Environmental Audit Committee calls for climate and nature investment to be prioritised in the economic recovery
17 February 2021
MPs examine how deposit return schemes can improve plastics recycling
The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry looking at the introduction of deposit return schemes in England and across the UK.
12 February 2021
Green Homes Grant voucher target would take over 10 years to meet
BEIS Minister, Lord Callanan admits that only 20,000 vouchers towards energy efficiency improvements have been issued out of the Government's target of 600,000
8 February 2021
Comment: The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
Committee Chairman comments on the publication of The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
2 February 2021
EAC to hear the role Green Jobs could play in supporting the UK’s environmental ambitions
Committee to hold its first evidence session as part of the Green Jobs inquiry
29 January 2021
Bank of England stimulus should align with Paris Agreement
The Bank of England risks creating a ‘moral hazard’ by purchasing high-carbon bonds and providing no-strings financing to carbon intensive companies.
25 January 2021
Role of tidal power in the UK’s low-carbon energy mix examined
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the merits of tidal power and considers whether it can play a role in the UK’s commitment to be net-zero by 2050
21 January 2021
Ministers questioned as part of Biodiversity and Ecosystems inquiry
The Environmental Audit Committee will hear from Environment Secretary George Eustice, FCDO and DEFRA Minister Lord Zac Goldsmith and MHCLG Minister Christopher Pincher.
8 January 2021
Committee fishing for wildlife photographer to capture the beauty of British nature
Committee urges members of the public to send in photos that capture British nature
5 January 2021
MPs turn up the heat on Government’s ambitions to install 600,000 heat pumps every year
Environmental Audit Committee Chair writes to energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng MP about heat pumps
21 December 2020
Specialist Adviser vacancy for EAC scrutiny of ‘Water quality in rivers’
Environmental Audit Committee is seeking specialist adviser to help with its Water Quality in Rivers inquiry.
18 December 2020
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