Rushanara served on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee from October 2015 until its dissolution in October 2016, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
During her time on the Committee, Rushanara worked on many important inquiries including investor confidence in the UK energy sector, the future of carbon capture and storage in the UK and the Committee’s final report setting out the energy policy implications of leaving the EU.
Rushanara’s focuses on Energy and Climate Change policy cover both domestic and international concerns. Supplementing her work on the committee, Rushanara has regularly written Parliamentary Questions on the issue of air-monitoring facilities outside schools and resources allocated to tackling local air quality, following reports revealing there are dangerous levels of air pollution in Tower Hamlets, particularly around schools.
- Watch a video about Rushanara's trip to Bangladesh about how the country is adapting to climate change from her visit in 2012
- Read a press release from Rushanara about the need for fairer funding for Climate Change
- Read a press release from Rushanara that calls for action on Climate Change ahead of one of her visits to Bangladesh