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Trade and the environment


Through this inquiry the Committee will scrutinise the extent to which the Government’s approach to trade reflects its net zero ambitions. 

The inquiry will examine:  

  • how the Government’s approach to trade, including free trade agreements, supports its wider environmental goals; 
  • the Government’sapproach to engagement with international forums to help create framework for an environmental trade policy; 
  • the extent to whichthe Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance consider the Government’s wider environment and climate change goals in their work and decision-making; and 
  • measuresthrough which the Government can support and develop trade in green technologies and environmentally-friendly goods and services. 

The Committee will also consider any evidence received for its COP26 and international trade inquiry that addresses the issues and terms of reference for this inquiry.