Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Secretary of State what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to meet its carbon reduction targets.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

We should be proud of how we lead the world in tackling climate change – cutting emissions by over a third while growing the economy by two thirds since 1990.

We over-achieved the first carbon budget and are making good progress to meet the second and third.

We are looking to say more in The Clean Growth Strategy which will set out our future plans, building on the impressive progress to date.

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