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Environmental protection news from UK Parliament.

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Water company CEOs questioned on pollution failures
The Environmental Audit Committee quiz bosses from five of the largest water and sewerage companies in England
07 October 2021
UK Government and businesses must take decisive steps to boost sustainable consumption critical to protect global nature
Committee publishes their report on The UK's footprint on global biodiversity
30 September 2021
EAC quiz ministers on how local authorities can meet net zero
EAC continues examining the National Audit Office’s report on Net Zero and Local Government in England
17 September 2021
Foggy polluted sky
Net zero: Lords debates behaviour change
Members discuss Climate Change Committee's 'Reducing UK emissions' report and a public engagement strategy. Find out more
17 September 2021
Scottish renewables progress hampered by grid connection charges
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes renewable energy in Scotland report
17 September 2021
Government pushes ahead with trade negotiations while 'running down the clock' on establishing new Trade and Agriculture Commission
Cross-party MPs write to the International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss MP
14 September 2021
Committee probe forestry approval processes
This session is to focus on targets and incentives for woodland creation, as well as forestry approval processes
10 September 2021
Animal Sentience Bill: MPs to quiz Minister
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold the second evidence session of its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill inquiry. MPs will explore whether this Bill is the right approach to ensuring Government policy has all due regard to protecting the welfare needs of sentient animals.
03 September 2021
Barriers holding back renewable energy in Wales must be urgently overcome
Welsh Affairs Committee publishes report on Renewable energy in Wales
29 July 2021
Are local authorities equipped to reach net zero?
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for written evidence submissions
26 July 2021
Boost action and diplomacy to protect nature, Committee tell government
Environment and Climate Change Committee publishes letter to the Government on COP15.
26 July 2021
International Trade Committee launches inquiry on ‘COP26 and International Trade’
The inquiry comes as the UK prepares to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow
22 July 2021
House of Lords chamber
Lords debates private members’ bills
Members discuss elderly social care, organ tourism and environment education. Catch up
19 July 2021
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