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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:41 pm on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 3:41 pm, 3rd February 2020

Tackling the climate emergency must be core to trade policy, yet the lack of specific Government proposals looks miserably weak compared with the European Commission work on carbon border tariffs and the European Parliament ruling out trade deals with countries not signed up to the Paris agreement. The Foreign Secretary keeps going on about how Britain is going to be leading the world in tackling climate change, so let us prove it: can he say whether or not the Government will commit to going at least as far as those two EU proposals? No more waffle, no more rhetoric—will he or will he not?