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Consultations

HoC Environmental Audit Committee - Soil Health - Call for Evidence

Soil transect - Copyright National Resources Conservation Service The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into Soil Health. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.  

 GSL written submission to the Environmental Audit Committee.

 

 

 

BIS Green Paper Consultation - Higher Education: Teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice

Graduation - Copyright Ben Stephenson The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills have published a Green Paper on 'Higher Education: Teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice'. You can find out more about the proposals in the document on the Government website

The Geological Society made a joint submission with University Geoscience UK which can be found below.

GSL and University Geoscience UK written submission to BIS. 

 

HoL Science and Technology Committee - Relationship between EU membership and UK science and engineering - Call for evidence

EU FlagThe House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the 'Relationship between EU membership and UK science and engineering'. The committee is hearing evidence on this relationship ahead of the EU referendum scheduled for this parliament. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Science and Technology Committee.
 

HoC Energy and Climate Change Committee - Investor confidence in the UK energy sector - Call for evidence

Peterhead Power Station - Copyright Iain Smith The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry into 'Investor confidence in the UK energy sector'. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Energy and Climate Change Committee.



Campaign for Science and Engineering - Immigration and its impact on UK science survey

 CaSE Logo The Campaign for Science and Engineering, of which the Society is an organisational member has launched a survey on 'Immigration and its impact on UK science'. The survey is a call for evidence to contribute to a CaSE report that is scheduled for publication in early 2016. You can find out more about the survey on the CaSE website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to CaSE.


NERC - Investment Priorities for the next Comprehensive Spending Review - Call for Evidence

NERC has launched a Call for Evidence to inform NERC's investment priorities for the next Comprehensive Spending Review to help make a strong case for the science budget. You can find out more about the call for evidence on the NERC website.   

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to NERC.

 

 

Science and Technology Committee - The Legacy Report Parliament 2010-15

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry to revisit the issues covered in the 29 reports during this Parliament and to follow-up on its recommendations within those reports. You can read the terms of reference for the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry.



Lords Arctic Committee - Call for Evidence

NASA Arctic Sea Ice Imagery The Lords Arctic Committee has launched a wide-ranging call for evidence on the Arctic. You can read the terms of reference for the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission on the Arctic. 

 

 

 

NERC Review - Governance and Ownership of BGS and Other Research Centres

Nerc Logo 225x138The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is carrying out a review of the ownership and governance of its research centres, including BGS. Details of the NERC's call for evidence and responses can be found on their website.

The Geological Society's response can be read here

Read a progress report on the review here.

 

 

Welsh Government - Environment Bill White Paper

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on the Environment Bill white paper. Details of the consultation can be found on the Welsh Government website

The Geological Society made a submission which can be found below.

GSL submission to the Environment Bill white paper consultation.


 

Extractive Industries Report Launched

The Business, Innovation and Skill committee has launched an inquiry into Extractive Industries. You can read the Terms of reference for the inquiry on the committee website

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission on Extractive Industries



Carbon Capture and Storage Report Launched

The Energy and Climate Change committee has launched an inquiry into Carbon Capture and Storage. You can read the Terms of Reference for the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission on Carbon Capture and Storage


 

Public Understanding of Climate Change

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into Public Understanding of Climate Change. You can read the Terms of Reference of the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission on Public Understanding of Climate Change



 

How to get involved

In developing our consultation responses, we are keen to have the input of as many Fellows as possible, with a range of perspectives on the issue at hand. If you would like to be notified by email when a consultation opens, please email policy@geolsoc.org.uk

Browse past Geological Society consultation responses via the navigation links on the left hand side of the page.