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Environmental protection news from UK Parliament.

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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
Ministers questioned on mapping the path to net zero
Environmental Audit Committee examines what steps can be taken to actually achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and adapt to climate change.
16 July 2021
Secretary of State questioned on hydrogen’s role in achieving Net Zero
The Science and Technology Committee also questions energy sector experts, Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser
15 July 2021
Minister addresses Environmental Land Management Scheme concerns
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee takes evidence on Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
15 July 2021
Lords concludes line by line examination of Environment Bill
Members complete line by line check of the text. Find out more
14 July 2021
Will Government measures to reduce plastic waste be just a drop in a plastic-polluted ocean?
MPs launch a new inquiry into Plastic Waste, scrutinising how the UK Government intends to tackle its plastics problem
09 July 2021
Toothless Government policy and targets insufficient to stem the tide of UK biodiversity loss
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on biodiversity and ecosystems
30 June 2021
Committee biodiversity photo competition winner announced
Winner of the EAC biodiversity competition announced as damselflies by Michael Swailes.
28 June 2021
Committee to monitor net zero plans across Government departments in run up to COP26 
The Environmental Audit Committee launches a new workstream focused on the Government’s net zero strategy
25 June 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service. Learn more
25 June 2021
MPs quiz water regulators on pollution in rivers
The Environmental Audit Committee takes evidence from the Environment Agency, Ofwat and Highways England.
18 June 2021
New ELM Scheme: What do rural experts and environmental groups think?
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold its third oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
17 June 2021
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