7 Jan 2010
7 Jan 2010
Briefing for The House of commons: Performance of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
20 Nov 2009
Briefing for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee: Performance of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2008-09
This briefing has been prepared for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee to provide an overview of the work and performance of the Department in the financial year 2008-09 and subsequent months.
20 Oct 2009
This briefing by the National Audit Office is in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee to provide an overview of government policy on adapting to climate change, including the implications of the Climate Change Act 2008 and the cross-government Adapting to Climate Change Programme, and progress across government Departments in identifying and managing risks from future climate change impacts.
31 Jul 2009
“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
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
“Defra is doing a lot to accelerate the programme of new waste treatment facilities being procured through private finance. But, at the rate at which projects are being delivered, England is at risk of missing the 2013 EU landfill reduction target, leaving the UK open to the possibility of fines. The Department will need to work hard with local authorities to achieve the planned programme of new waste treatment facilities, particularly now when private finance is difficult to raise.”
14 Jan 2009
This briefing has been prepared by the National Audit Office (NAO) to assist the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry into the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD).
1 Jul 2008
This review of renewable energy has been prepared in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee.
1 Jul 2008
Review on Transport and the environment: options for scrutiny, prepared in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee.
1 May 2008