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Achieving government’s long-term environmental goals


In January 2018, government published its 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out its ambition to improve the natural environment in England within a generation: both for the direct benefits this would bring, as well as to support its influence overseas and position the UK as a global environmental leader.

The plan included ten overarching goals covering issues such as clean air, clean and plentiful water, and thriving plants and wildlife.

This inquiry will investigate how government is organised to deliver its environmental ambitions and how the government is managing the key risks to it achieving its environmental goals, and maximising value-for-money. 

The Committee will question senior officials at the Cabinet Office, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency. If you have evidence on these issues, please submit it here before 6.00pm Monday 30 November.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Monday 30 November 2020.

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  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA