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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the proposal by the EU Committee of the Regions to establish locally determined contributions and regionally determined contributions to the greenhouse gas emissions targets set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Under the Paris Agreement countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rises, it is then up to countries to plan how they will meet this. The EU and its Member State contribution to the Paris Agreement is a -40% reduction in domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Individual Member State targets to deliver this overall commitment are currently being negotiated.

UK greenhouse gas emission targets under the EU framework and our domestic Climate Change Act cover the whole of the UK. Devolved Administrations and Local Authorities also already have their own emissions targets and ambitions, and with wider actors in the UK, have an important role to play in contributing to UK emissions reductions.

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