Road Transport: Decarbonisation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

But the Committee on Climate Change made it crystal clear this month that the target for 2040 is simply in no way compatible with our international obligations under the Paris accord and advised that we bring it down to 2030, which would bring us in line with countries such as Norway and the Netherlands. Will the Minister explain to the House how that 2040 target is in any way compatible with the climate emergency that is facing this country now?