Greening the post-Covid Recovery: call for evidence by UK Parliament Environmental Audit Committee

Hands holding model glass globe

Get involved and have your say in this crucial inquiry!

In May, the Parliamentary EA Committee held a session on the environmental implications of the Covid-19 crisis. Witnesses stressed how critical it would be to align the post-crisis recovery stimulus with the UK’s goals on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development – given the short window of opportunity remaining to keep global temperature rises to a manageable level.

The Committee has since agreed to launch an inquiry looking at how to align any post-pandemic economic stimulus package with the UK’s climate and environment goals and the role that the UK can play in driving a green recovery internationally.

The committee wants to hear your views. They welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Friday 14 August 2020 by clicking on the button on this web page.

The Committee is seeking evidence on issues such as:

  • Aligning the UKs ambitions on net-zero, biodiversity, the circular economy with the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Shifting taxation to consider environmental harms, such as pollution and waste
  • Sustainability conditions attached to Government bailouts for high-carbon industries
  • Delivery of green jobs at a time of potentially high unemployment
  • Measures to continue the reductions in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions seen during lockdown
  • How the UK can use its influence, as both host of COP26 and when holding the Presidency of the G7 in 2021, to influence the nature of economic rescue packages around the world

The questions and call for evidence details are here

No comments yet.

Leave a comment