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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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Committee Chairs Question Powers of Stop-Gap 'Independent' Environmental Regulator
Letter comes in response to Government delays to the establishment of the new regulator in holding the Government to account on environmental protections
23 October 2020
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Experts questioned on current state of UK biodiversity
Environmental Audit Committee examines what the Government should be prioritising ahead of COP15
16 October 2020
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MPs to consider the merits and drawbacks of rolling out heat pumps
Committee announces that it will look at electrical, gas and hybrid heat pumps, marking the next phase of its Technological Innovation and Climate Change inquiry
12 October 2020
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Government advisers and industry experts questioned on Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes
Environmental Audit Committee considers the overarching issues relating to the current state of play with energy efficiency of homes
9 October 2020
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Chair comments on Prime Minister’s announcement on wind power
Environmental Audit Committee Chair reacts to the Prime Minister’s announcement on UK wind power
6 October 2020
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EAC revisit fashion sustainability and working conditions in UK garment industry
Environmental Audit Committee follow-up work on its 2018 inquiry, Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability
6 October 2020
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Chair comments on the Environment Agency’s Environmental Performance Assessment of water companies in England
Chair reacts to the Environment Agency’s Environmental Performance Assessment of water companies in England
2 October 2020
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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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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
Total results 407 (page 4 of 21)