Sustainable Development

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what policy outcomes the Government is seeking on the mitigation of climate change and promotion of low carbon development from the Sustainable Development Goals summit in September 2015 and the UNFCC's summit in November 2015; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 02 July 2015

2015 is an important year for international decision-making.

The Government recognises the important linkages between sustainability, climate change and development, since eradicating extreme poverty goes hand-in-hand with addressing climate change and sustainability.

The UK supports visible integration of climate and environment across the post-2015 framework; and significant targets in key areas, such as food, energy and water. The framework should complement and support, but not duplicate, international climate negotiations already underway.

Securing an ambitious global climate deal at the UNFCCC conference of the Parties in Paris is a priority. We are working to secure an agreement that; secures a set of country targets that together keep the global 2°C goal within reach, includes a regular review of targets and a Long Term Goal and a set of rules that ensures transparency and accountability of commitments and allows the world to track progress.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.