Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the launch of a new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee inquiry into 'Net Zero Governance'.
The Committee’s inquiry will examine the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s leadership role in delivering net zero, how effectively the Department is driving co-ordinated action across Whitehall and the role that devolved administrations and local and regional authorities can play. The inquiry will also examine the Government’s success in engaging with public sector bodies, regulators, businesses and citizens on net zero and the role and oversight of net zero performance metrics in Government.
The BEIS Committee will be working closely with the Environmental Audit Committee on this inquiry and inviting guests from other select committees engaged in work on net zero. The BEIS Committee also welcomes evidence for this inquiry on the effectiveness of current parliamentary scrutiny arrangements for climate change. Full terms of reference are included further below.
The Committee’s call for evidence is issued ahead of a series of public evidence hearings which are likely to begin in the Autumn with stakeholders including energy and business organisations, think-tanks, the Climate Change Committee, and Government Ministers.
Details can be found here.