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Climate Change: Emissions Trading

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th November 2008.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Madingley Lord Browne of Madingley Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they support lifting the ban on forest carbon credits in the European emissions trading system.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Minister of State (Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality), Department for Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change), Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality) (also in the Department for Energy and Climate Change), Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Government welcome the provision in the European Commission's proposal for a revised EU emissions trading system from 2013 for new crediting mechanisms, under an international agreement. This would give the flexibility to include credits from avoided deforestation and other land use activities in developing countries within the emissions trading system.

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