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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] will be held on 21 October 2021, and will also be 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.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 26 August 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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22 September 2021
Inquiry Mapping the path to net zero
Witnesses Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Committees Environmental Audit Committee
Oral Evidence
8 September 2021
Inquiry Mapping the path to net zero
Witnesses South East Climate Alliance, and South East Climate Alliance
Committees Environmental Audit Committee
Oral Evidence
8 September 2021
Inquiry Mapping the path to net zero
Witnesses London Councils, ADEPT, Local Government Association, UK100, and UK100
Committees Environmental Audit Committee
Oral Evidence
MPZ0053 - Mapping the path to net zero
Witnesses London Councils
Committees Environmental Audit Committee
Written Evidence
MPZ0001 - Mapping the path to net zero
Witnesses Sustrans
Committees Environmental Audit Committee
Written Evidence
MPZ0002 - Mapping the path to net zero
Witnesses South East Climate Alliance
Committees Environmental Audit Committee
Written Evidence

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