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Environmental protection news from UK Parliament.

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Trains fit for the future: Transport Committee returns to rail inquiry
Inquiry will examine the use of alternative fuels in contributing to achieving 'net zero' greenhouse gas emissions
22 October 2020
Lords asks Commons to 'think again' on food imports
Members vote for agriculture imports to meet UK standards
21 October 2020
Future of carbon pricing examined
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee explores carbon trading and future options on the emissions trading scheme
13 October 2020
EAC revisit fashion sustainability and working conditions in UK garment industry
Environmental Audit Committee follow-up work on its 2018 inquiry, Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability
06 October 2020
Forest focus: can the Government deliver on tree-planting targets? MPs launch new inquiry
EFRA Select Committee to explore how meeting tree-planting objectives can benefit the economy, biodiversity and human wellbeing.
01 October 2020
Hitachi Wylfa withdrawal a blow to Wales and UK
Chair comments on Hitachi's decision to withdraw from Wylfa nuclear project
16 September 2020
Minister questioned on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy
Environmental Audit Committee hears from DEFRA Minister as it concludes its inquiry on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy
14 September 2020
Food processors and producers questioned on labour in the food supply chain
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee scrutinise current labour supply and demand
10 September 2020
Climate Assembly UK publishes report on path to net zero emissions
The first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, which was commissioned by six House of Commons Select Committees, publishes its final report today on how the UK can reach its legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050.
10 September 2020
Business Secretary questioned on COP26, Greening the Covid recovery and Net-Zero
Environmental Audit Committee examines a number of existing and future opportunities for Net Zero Britain
07 September 2020
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Environment needs not be stumbling block in UK–EU agreement
The EU Environment Sub-Committee summarises the findings of the Level Playing Field inquiry
27 July 2020
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Lords examines secondary legislation
Border security and single-use plastics on agenda
13 July 2020
Lords examines Fisheries Bill at third reading
Lords completes final check
02 July 2020
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