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    House of Lords amendments to the Environment Bill 2021-22

    Following its passage through the House of Commons, the Environment Bill 2021-22 has now completed its second reading, committee stage, report stage and third reading in the House of Lords. This paper is a summary of what happened in those House of Lords stages and about how the Bill has changed.

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    COP26: Briefings for the 2021 conference

    Briefings about COP26 and climate change including the background to issues such as climate finance to developing countries and emissions trends.

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    COP26: the international climate change conference, Glasgow, UK

    This briefing on the COP26 climate change conference to be held in Glasgow in November 2021 covers the work of the UK and president designate, Alok Sharma in the lead up COP26. It also covers the priorities set out for the conference together with progress to date on these.

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    Global Britain, human rights and climate change

    A debate on Global Britain, human rights and climate change is scheduled to take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7 September 2021, from 4:30-5:30pm. The debate will be opened by Hywel Williams MP.

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    Effect of the covid-19 outbreak on retirement communities

    On 1 July 2021 at 3:15pm there will be a Westminster Hall Debate on the covid-19 pandemic experience of retirement communities. This debate will be led by Jim Shannon MP.

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    Electric vehicles and infrastructure

    This paper explains what electric vehicles are and how successive governments have planned for infrastructure and provided vehicle grants and incentives to encourage and accommodate their growth. It also sets out how the electricity grid is preparing to accommodate any increased demand from EV charging and looks at comparative emissions from EVs and conventional vehicles.

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    Deforestation in the Amazon

    A debate has been scheduled in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 23 June 2021 on deforestation in the Amazon. The debate will be opened by the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.

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    UK steel industry: statistics and policy

    The UK steel industry: a statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects and challenges; summary of Government policy.

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    World Oceans Day 2021

    There will be a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on 8 June 2021 to mark World Oceans Day.

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    Research Briefing

    Occupational pension increases

    Looks at the requirements on private sector Defined Benefit occupational pension schemes to index and revalue pension benefits and recent debates

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    The UK Space Industry

    This Library briefing paper gives an overview of the UK space industry, including an introduction to the space sector and key UK Space Agency programmes. It also covers space policy and progress made towards developing the regulatory framework for UK space launches.

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    Global human security

    A Westminster Hall debate on Global human security will take place on Tuesday 13 April from 11.25am until 12.55pm. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Wera Hobhouse MP

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    Integrated Review 2021

    This landing page features a new series of Commons Library briefings on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, and the subsequent Defence Command Paper, which were both published in March 2021.

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    Integrated Review 2021: Summary

    The Government published its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy: Global Britain in a Competitive Age, on 16 March 2021. Billed as the biggest review of the UK's defence and security since the end of the Cold War, it sets out the UK's approach to the expected challenges of the next decade.