Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Barker of Battle Lord Barker of Battle Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions over the past ten years relative to other major European economies.

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

While EU Member States have all committed to taking action to reduce their emissions, the UK’s performance has been consistently strong over the past decade, reducing emissions faster than our closest European counterparts.

Furthermore, PwC’s independent Low Carbon Economy Index 2018 shows that since 2000, the UK has improved the carbon intensity of its economy faster than all other G20 countries.

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