EAC launches “net zero government” inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has announced a new inquiry into net zero government. Launched on Thursday 4 July, the inquiry will focus on what action needs to be taken for the government to achieve its net zero emissions target by 2050 or sooner.

Specifically, MPs will examine how government targets should be set, enforced and monitored, whether or not the government is leading by example in its own performance, and if existing strategies are robust enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote resource efficiency.

Chair of the EAC Mary Creagh MP commented: “Ministers must lead by example in setting out and delivering policies which can meet their ambitious targets. We have declared a climate emergency. Now is the time for Ministers to say how they will tackle it.”

Written evidence is invited until 15 August 2019.