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Mapping the path to net zero

Inquiry

This committee workstream, comprising a series of related evidence sessions, is focused on the strategies for delivery of the Government’s net zero strategy. The announcement follows the Climate Change Committee’s warning that time is running out for realistic climate commitments. 

In line with its remit "to consider to what extent the policies and programmes of government departments and non­departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development" and to audit their performance against targets  by Ministers, the Committee plans to examine whether the Government’s present strategies to meet its net zero targets are adequate to meet its policy ambitions.The Committee will collaborate closely with the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in that Committee's own inquiry into Net Zero Governance, announced on 24 June 2021. The Committee also intends to work collaboratively with other departmental select committees monitoring carbon-intensive departments and their net zero strategies.

The first evidence session in this workstream, Mapping the path to net zero: The CCC Progress Reports to Parliament on net zero and adaptation was held on 21 July 2021, when the Committee discussed the Climate Change Committee's 2021 Progress Report to Parliament with the CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark.

The second evidence session in this workstream, Mapping the path to net zero: Local government and net zero in England [1] was held on 8 September 2021. This session was related to issues raised in the National Audit Office’s report into Local government and net zero in EnglandRead the call for evidence for more detail

The third evidence session in this workstream, Mapping the path to net zero: Local government and net zero in England [2] was held on 22 September 2021, and was also related to issues raised in the National Audit Office’s report into Local government and net zero in EnglandRead the call for evidence for more detail.

The fourth evidence session in this workstream, Mapping the path to net zero: Local government and net zero in England [3] was held on 21 October 2021, and was also related to issues raised in the National Audit Office’s report into Local government and net zero in EnglandRead the call for evidence for more detail.

The fifth evidence session in this workstream, Mapping the path to net zero: Outcomes of the Net Zero Review was held on 9 March 2022. The session was focused on the outcomes of the Treasury’s Net Zero Review, which was published alongside the Government’s Net Zero Strategy in October 2021.

The sixth evidence session in this workstream, Mapping the path to net zero: the Climate Change Committee’s annual report to Parliament for 2022 was held on 13 July 2022.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 26 August 2021.

Work news

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How can the UK meet net zero? Climate Change Committee Chair and Chief Economist to give evidence on its recent Progress Report to Parliament
Environmental Audit Committee hears from Climate Change Committee’s Lord Deben on net zero and climate adaptation progress in a one-off session
8 July 2022
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Minister questioned on mapping the path to net zero
Environmental Audit Committee explores the outcome of the Treasury’s Net Zero Review
3 March 2022
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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 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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EAC quiz ministers on how local authorities can meet net zero
EAC continues examining the National Audit Office’s report on Net Zero and Local Government in England
17 September 2021
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How can all corners of local government in England come together to pave the way to net zero?
Environmental Audit Committee hears from local government representatives and local climate campaigners
6 September 2021
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Are local authorities equipped to reach net zero?
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for written evidence submissions
26 July 2021
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Ministers questioned on mapping the path to net zero
Environmental Audit Committee examines what steps can be taken to actually achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and adapt to climate change.
16 July 2021
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Committee to monitor net zero plans across Government departments in run up to COP26 
The Environmental Audit Committee launches a new workstream focused on the Government’s net zero strategy
25 June 2021
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