Kwasi Kwarteng: Government has cut its own emissions by 57% since 2009/2010

Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, told the Environmental Audit Committee the government is making good progress in decarbonising itself but noted improvements are needed

Government’s Environment Bill ‘not fit for purpose’

The Environmental Audit Committee has requested that a number of areas of the bill be reconsidered

Government rejects EAC’s call to end support for fossil fuel industry

The EAC previously identified what it claims is an ‘unacceptably high’ level of financial backing for polluting energy projects in developing countries

Changing climate ‘is risking UK’s national food security’

The Environmental Audit Committee suggests a high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate breakdown, could mean shortages in the future

What impact does your holiday have on the environment?                    

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new investigation into sustainable tourism

MPs launch inquiry into net zero government

It will focus on the sustainability of the government’s estate and procurement processes and what action it needs to take to achieve the 2050 goal

MPs launch inquiry into e-waste and circular economy

The UK produces more e-waste than the EU average

Boohoo launches its first recycled fashion collection

The retailer says the clothes have been made using 95% recycled polyester, with the fabric created from plastic that has been directed away from landfill

Fast fashion: Government rejects advice to tackle environmental impacts

Textile production contributes more to climate change – creating an estimated 1.2bn tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year – than international aviation and shipping combined

UK ‘must end support of fossil fuel projects in poorer countries’

The Environmental Audit Committee says UK Export Finance is undermining the UK’s international climate and development targets