COP26 Commitments: Government Procurement

Part of Cop26 – in the House of Commons on 19th January 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

As the COP26 President knows, the Glasgow climate pact reaffirmed the ambition to limit global heating to 1.5°. He also knows that the International Energy Agency has made it really clear that if we are to meet that target there can be no new oil, gas or coal projects. So will he make the case to the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister that the 40 new fossil fuel projects in the pipeline for approval in the UK are plainly incompatible with the terms of the agreement that he presided over?