Mr Upton's first report as Commissioner contains detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a UK-style Zero Carbon Act and independent Climate Commission.
More information about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Simon Upton.
The current Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is Mr Simon Upton. As an independent Officer of Parliament, he has broad powers to investigate environmental concerns and is wholly independent of the government of the day.
07 March 2018
09 November 2017
27 July 2017
13 June 2017
31 May 2017
In this video, Mr Upton discusses his first report as Commissioner, in which he gives detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a Zero Carbon Act and an independent Climate Commission.
Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
The Commissioner’s role is unique, and quite different to the roles of government environmental agencies.
The Commissioner's primary role is to give independent advice to Parliament.