Environmental Audit Committee
Geraint Davies MP, has been a member of the Environmental Audit Committee since September 2017.
The remit of the Environmental Audit Committee is to consider the extent to which the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development, and to audit their performance against sustainable development and environmental protection targets.
Geraint Davies MP questioned Professor Gideon Henderson, Chair of Future Ocean Resources, Royal Society, Michael Lodge, Secretary General, International Seabed Authority and Christopher Williams, Managing Director, UK Seabed Resources at a meeting of the Environmental Audit Committee. Mr Davies enquired about the impact of deep sea mining on marine environments. He was particularly concerned by the far field effects of mining in the deep sea whereby marine pollution drifts from designated mining zones to protected areas of the ocean., destroying wildlife and habitats.