Inquiries - Environmental Audit Committee

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  • Sustainability in the Ministry of Justice  Inquiry announced 15 March 2017

    The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for written evidence about the role that sustainability plays in the Ministry of Justice’s departmental policy-making, governance, procurement and operations

  • Coffee Cups and Plastic Bottles: disposable packaging  Inquiry announced 04 March 2017

    The Environmental Audit examine the damage being done to the environment by disposable drinks packaging, focussing on the impact of plastic bottles and coffee cups

  • Climate Change Adaptation  Inquiry announced 09 March 2017

    Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the recent publication of the Government's Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

  • Marine Protected Areas Revisited  Inquiry announced 27 July 2016

    Environmental Audit Committee called for evidence on Marine Protected Areas in the UK and the Overseas Territories. This follows on from the previous Committee’s reports into Marine Protected Areas and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories

  • UK's role in Arctic sustainability  Inquiry announced 16 March 2017

    Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into how the UK Government is promoting environmental protections in the Arctic

  • Work of the Natural Capital Committee  Inquiry announced 23 February 2017

    The Environmental Audit examined the work of the Natural Capital Committee following the publication of their fourth State of Natural Capital Report in January 2017

  • The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum  Inquiry announced 21 July 2016

    Environmental Audit Committee examined issues including the future of funding for biodiversity and agri-environment schemes, the likely changes in the devolved administration, and the role that managed rewilding can play in conservation and restoration

  • Sustainability and HM Treasury  Inquiry announced 18 December 2015

    The Environmental Audit Committee called for written evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection in December 2015

  • The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK   Inquiry announced 25 July 2016

    The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the domestic implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs were adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015

  • The Future of Chemicals Regulation after the EU Referendum  Inquiry announced 21 December 2016

    The Environmental Audit examine the future of environmental law and policy following the result of the EU Referendum. It will focus on the future of the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

  • The Airports Commission report: Carbon emissions, air quality and noise  Inquiry announced 25 November 2016

    Environmental Audit Committee conducted an inquiry in autumn 2015 into the environmental aspects of the Airports Commission’s findings.The Committee heard from the Secretary of State on the recommendation to build an additional runway at Heathrow Airport

Stages of an inquiry

Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:

  • Written evidence called for
  • Oral evidence sessions held
  • Report published
  • Response published

Not all inquiries result in a Report