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Consultations

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. 

 

 

Research Councils UK (RCUK)- Review of Open Access Policy

RCUK LogoThe RCUK have launched an independent review into the implementation of the RCUK Open Access Policy to try and understand the effectiveness of the policy and its impact. Further details can be found on the RCUK website. 

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

GSL written submission on Open Access Policy.

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


 

Siting Process for a Geological Disposal Facility Report Launched

The UK government has published a White Paper following a Department of Energy and Climate Change review of the siting process for a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste.

Read the Terms of Reference and associated document.

Read the Society's Written Submission to the Consultation

Read the Society's Statement on the White Paper


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


 

Scottish Government - Scottish Planning Report

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the draft Scottish Planning Policy report. Details of the report and consultation can be found on their website.

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

GSL written submission to Scottish Planning Report consultation



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



National Curriculum Review

This document details the involvement of The Geological Society in the National Curriculum Review leading up to the most recent response to the Department for Education's consultation on the draft curriculum.

The review together with the written submission and associated documents can be found below.

GSL National Curriculum Review



Water Quality report launched

Water Drops ImpactThe Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into water quality. You can read the terms of reference for the inquiry here:http://bit.ly/Z2YURP

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

GSL written submission on Water Quality 

 

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.