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Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) is an independent standing body established in 1970 to advise the Queen, Government, Parliament, the devolved administrations and the public on environmental issues. Although funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Royal Commission is independent of Government Departments. The Commission delivers its advice in the form of reports, which are submitted to the Queen and to Parliament.

Our Work and Current Studies

22 July 2010: Defra announces changes to arm's length bodies
Today Defra annouced that RCEP, along with several other bodies, will be abolished. For further information see Defra's website. We will complete our current study 'The Environmental Impact of Demographic change' before this announcement takes effect and formally close by the end of March 2011.



The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution