The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) provide the public with access to environmental information held by public authorities in two ways:

  • public authorities must make some kinds of environmental information available proactively
  • members of the public are entitled to request environmental information from public authorities.

The Environmental Information Regulations cover any recorded information that relates to or affects the environment, held by public authorities, including the British Council.

Any person, anywhere in the world can request information. 

Requesting environmental information

You can make a request under the Environmental Information Regulations:

If your enquiry concerns other aspects of our work, you should instead submit a freedom of information request

If it concerns personal data about you, submit a subject access request.

Environmental information we publish proactively

Carbon Reduction Plan