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Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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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 Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to match the Scottish Government's target of reducing carbon emissions by 90 per cent by 2050.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Government announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April that we will be seeking advice from the UK’s independent advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emission reduction targets after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report later this year.

The Clean Growth Strategy made clear that the Government believes the UK will need to legislate for a net zero emissions target at an appropriate point in the future, to provide legal certainty on where the UK is heading.

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