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2012-13 review of the data systems for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Review of a sample of the data systems underpinning the input and impact indicators in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Business Plan, Common Areas of Spend and wider management information.
This review was carried out on the 2012-15 Business Plan. Revised Business Plans were issued in June 2013.

9 Aug 2013

Addressing the environmental impacts of Government procurement

“Minimising environmental impact is recognised by government as a key criterion of good procurement. In 2008 progress was made by departments, but only some are on target to be practising sustainable procurement across their business by the end of this year. Procurement decisions need to be supported by a more thorough understanding of environmental benefits and costs, so that departments can show that their procurement meets the twin requirements of sustainability and value for money.”

Central government and its agencies, excluding the NHS, spent £54.7 billion in 2007-08 on the procurement of non-capital goods and services. In March 2008 the government created the post of Chief Sustainability Officer, supported by a Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement at the Office of Government Commerce.

29 Apr 2009

Aid and the environment. A briefing for the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee

The NAO have compiled this briefing for the Environmental Audit Committee in support of the inquiry it is undertaking on the impact of UK overseas aid on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

8 Mar 2011
Car exhaust fumes

Air Quality

This National Audit Office briefing gives an overview of government’s approach to improving air quality in the UK. It has been prepared in support of a joint inquiry by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, the Health Committee and the Transport Committee. It examines why air quality matters; the UK’s plan for improving air quality; and risks and success factors for delivery of government’s air quality plans.

16 November 2017

16 Nov 2017

Briefing for Environmental Audit Committee – NAO Review of European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

This briefing by the National Audit Office has been carried out in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee to provide an update on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme covering developments since the Committee last reported on this topic in 2007.

20 Apr 2009