‘The Environmental Audit Committee launches an inquiry into the environmental impact of microplastics. Key issues include: the scale, sources and consequences of microplastic pollution in the ocean; strategies for dealing with the problem; and the state of our knowledge on the issue. Inquiry: Environmental impact of microplastics Environmental Audit Committee Microplastics come from a variety of domestic and industrial […]

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Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry: Flooding: Co-operation Across Government January 21st First hearing  January Watch video – with Krebs, Johns and Bell from the Climate Change Adaptation Committee and then Dieter Helm explaining his catchment model and its implications for flood management. Feb 3rd Campaigning journalist George Monbiot and blogger Richard North, and the Environment Agency […]

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Environment Audit Committee  Conference: The Government’s approach to sustainable development The Environmental Audit Committee hosts a conference on the Government’s approach to sustainable development. Inquiry: Government’s approach to sustainable development Environmental Audit Committee The conference will be held on Tuesday 10 November 2015 in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House between 9am and 11am. The event will […]

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EAC ‘The Government has confirmed in a written response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that it will publish an impact assessment ‘later this summer’ concerning its decision on 18 June 2015 to close the Renewables Obligation for onshore wind projects a year earlier than planned. The confirmation from Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Secretary […]

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