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Marine protection news from UK Parliament.

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MPs ask how ‘alternative plastics’ might reduce waste
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds an evidence session in its inquiry into plastic waste
13 January 2022
Three private members' bills in the Lords
Members discuss hereditary peers, cigarette health warnings and addition of environment to the national curriculum. Catch up
06 December 2021
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MPs hear from retail and packaging sectors on plastic waste
EFRA holds an evidence session for its plastic waste enquiry
02 December 2021
House of Lords Podcast: what comes after COP?
We discuss COP26, the environment and climate change this month with Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and Baroness Parminter.
26 November 2021
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Lords agrees improvements to Environment Bill
Members agree proposed compromises on courts' powers and reducing the impact of sewage discharges after asking the Commons to think again. Find out more
10 November 2021
The Lord Speaker addresses a meeting at COP26 in Glasgow
Lord Speaker addresses COP26 meeting
The Lord Speaker addressed the BGIPU's Parliamentary Meeting for COP26 on Sunday 7 November. Read what he had to say.
08 November 2021
Net zero ships and jets being explored by MPs
The Environmental Audit Committee hears from experts on key issues and challenges facing the sectors as they move to decarbonisation
21 October 2021
EAC comment: Net Zero Strategy
Philip Dunne MP reacts to the Government’s Net Zero Strategy, which has been published this afternoon
19 October 2021
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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
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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
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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
Are local authorities equipped to reach net zero?
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for written evidence submissions
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
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