Philip Dunne elected as Chair of Environmental Audit Committee

The Conservative MP for Ludlow replaces former Labour MP Mary Creagh

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

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

Oil rig in the Arctic
EAC: Government has rejected calls to end oil and gas exploration in the Arctic

The Environmental Audit Committee says fossil fuel activity in the region is incompatible with international climate obligations

EAC: Oil and gas exploration in Arctic incompatible with green goals

MPs have said the government must concentrate on meeting its climate change commitments

MPs condemn ‘raid’ on environment staff to work on Brexit

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said around 400 staff have been transferred from public agencies

UK Government doesn’t commit to replacing all EU environment laws

The Environmental Audit Committee has voiced disappointment a firm pledge has not been made