MPs launch inquiry into sustainability of fashion industry

The Environmental Audit Committee will examine the carbon, resource use and water footprint of clothing through its lifecycle

UK Treasury refuses to attend post-Brexit environmental watchdog inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee said Chancellor Philip Hammond has also refused to send another minister in his place

UK MPs launch inquiry into carbon capture and storage

They will examine the government’s commitment to deploying the technology and whether it has a ‘Plan B’ to meet climate targets should the desired cost reductions not materialise

MPs to probe government’s Swansea Bay tidal considerations

They have criticised the government on the failure to reach a decision on whether it will support the project

MPs launch inquiry into sustainable seas

The Environmental Audit Committee is seeking views on topics, including the forms of pollution and climate change impacts

MPs launch inquiry into changing climate in Arctic

The Environmental Audit Committee will assess how the Arctic is changing and what the UK Government has achieved through its policy framework set out in 2013

MPs launch inquiry into government’s 25-year environment plan

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the government’s 25-year plan for the environment. It will examine the key decisions around the plan’s overall ambition and approach, which was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May last month. It included a commitment to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 and set up a […]

MPs launch new inquiry into green finance

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched a new inquiry into green finance. It will scrutinise the government’s strategy to develop “world leading green finance capabilities” and is interested in how investment in longer term sustainable development can be incentivised across the economy. The inquiry will examine a number of areas, including the measures set […]

Select Committees relaunch joint air quality inquiry

  Four select committees have relaunched their joint inquiry into improving air quality. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Transport Committees have teamed up to scrutinise the UK Government’s plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. Their initial inquiry was launched in March […]

BEIS Committee launches EV inquiry

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. It will look into the challenges EVs represent for the energy infrastructure and the actions needed to support the development of this market. The inquiry will build on the work of the previous inquiry, which was interrupted […]