Environmental protection news from UK Parliament.
Boohoo should link bonuses to workers' rights and sustainability improvements
The Environmental Audit Committee has asked Boohoo Group Chairman Mahmud Kamani to link its bonus scheme for senior executives to achievement of its pledges on workers’ rights and environmental sustainability.
05 March 2021
Academics and environmental NGOs questioned on water quality in rivers
The Environmental Audit Committee examines sewage discharges and other chemical and plastic pollution
04 March 2021
EAC to hear from HMT Minister Kemi Badenoch on the implementation of Professor Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity
Minister will be questioned on how the Government intends to respond to the recommendations outlined in Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s recent report on the economics of biodiversity
01 March 2021
Government to consider requiring online marketplaces to collect old electronics from customers
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes Government response to Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy Report
26 February 2021
Committee examines report on the economics of biodiversity
The Environmental Audit Committee discuss Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s recent report
22 February 2021
Government urged to deliver on its commitments for Queen’s Speech
Chair of the Liaison committee Sir Bernard Jenkin has written to Jacob Rees-Mogg on legislation awaiting time in the Government’s legislative programme.
19 February 2021
Comment: The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
Committee Chairman comments on the publication of The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
02 February 2021
Role of tidal power in the UK’s low-carbon energy mix examined
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the merits of tidal power and considers whether it can play a role in the UK’s commitment to be net-zero by 2050
21 January 2021
Chair and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency questioned
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee considers issues including the impact of covid-19 on the Agency's work and the UK's green recovery
14 January 2021
Committee examines the Energy White Paper
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee examines areas such as net-zero and issues relating to costs and consumers and public engagement
08 January 2021
Zero emission vehicles and road pricing inquiry launched
The Transport Select Committee considers the implications of accelerating the shift to zero emission vehicles
18 December 2020
Episode 2, part 2: with Lord Teverson and Baroness Campbell of Surbiton
Listen to the House of Lords Podcast with Lord Teverson and Baroness Campbell of Surbiton. In this episode, we discuss disability rights, the environment and the EU.
18 December 2020
Darren Jones, Business Committee Chair, comments on Energy White Paper
Chair's comments come in response to the Government's publication of a White Paper on cleaning up energy supplies, creating green jobs, and keeping household bills affordable, in its efforts towards achieving net-zero emissions
14 December 2020
Water Quality in Rivers inquiry launched
The Environmental Audit Committee wants to know how can water quality in UK rivers be improved and pollution minimised?
08 December 2020
Provisional Hazardous Substances (Planning) Common Framework inquiry launched
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry will form the scrutiny part of the process for establishing the common framework and the processes governing it.
01 December 2020