The Environmental Audit Committee launched its first inquiry this Parliament to investigate the government’s approach to sustainable development.

The Environmental Audit Committee have invited responses to the following questions:

  • What key policies are needed over the course of this Parliament to adequately protect the environment, promote growth in the low carbon sector and improve wellbeing?
  • Does the Government’s current fiscal and legislative agenda accord with the action required and, if not, why not and where might it be improved?
  • Where should responsibility lie in Government for ensuring the sustainable development approach is adopted by all Government departments?
  • What metrics could the Committee use to monitor the Government’s performance on sustainable development over the course of the Parliament?

The deadline for submissions is the 2nd of September.