The environment

From melting ice caps and global warming, to the extinction of animals and the destruction of the rainforests, the environment is a topic that is often debated in parliament.

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Recent votes on the environment

  • The majority of MPs voted not to call on the Government to develop and implement a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show debate 5 Feb 2020
  • The majority of MPs voted against a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show debate 24 Oct 2019
  • The majority of MPs voted for the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) project. Show debate 15 Jul 2019
  • The majority of MPs voted to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show debate 25 Jun 2019
  • The majority of MPs voted to reduce support for former coal power stations running wholly or in part on biomass such as wood or other plant material. Show debate 11 Jul 2018

Parliamentary business about the environment