Cabinet Office: Carbon Emissions

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th September 2017.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2015.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

Figures for the department's overall carbon emissions are published annually in the Cabinet Office's Annual Report & Accounts. Carbon emissions from the Cabinet Office estate are as follows:

2015 - 5,950.34 Tonnes of CO2e

2016 - 5,092.77 Tonnes of CO2e

2017 (Jan-Mar) - 1425.5 Tonnes of CO2e

Total CO2e emissions = 12468.61

The Cabinet Office is fully committed to meeting the Government's Greening Government Commitments (GGC). The GGC departmental commitment is to reduce carbon emissions from a 2009/10 baseline by 35% by 2020; to date the department has achieved a reduction of over 50% in its overall emissions reductions.

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