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Inquiry Status: Inquiry concluded and Report published
The Committee followed up on new systems introduced by the Government to embed sustainable development in policy-making and operational performance, since the Committee published two reports in this area in January and May 2011. This covers Defra/Cabinet Office scrutiny of departments Business Plans, the development of new 'SD Indicators', new 'Greening Government Committment' targets for departments and new guidance on policy evaluation.
Previous sustainable development reports by the Committee:
Environmental Audit Committee publishes reports on outcomes of the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit and embedding sustainable development
The Environmental Audit Committee will examine the Ministers’ role in embedding sustainable development in government departments