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 require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes. Show debate 12 Oct 2020
  • The majority of MPs voted not to require a "climate and nature emergency impact statement" as part of any proposal for financial assistance under a United Kingdom Internal Market Act. Show debate 29 Sep 2020
  • 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

Parliamentary business about the environment