Environment Protection: Taxation

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition; 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 23 May 2016

The UK has joined the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition as a government partner.

The UK supports carbon pricing and carbon markets as a means of driving cost effective decarbonisation to help reach the long-term goal agreed in Paris: to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees and make efforts to deliver 1.5 degrees.

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