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 consideration, if any,  they have given to raising the ambition of the Climate Change Act 2008 targets to 100 per cent emission reductions by 2050.

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

In October, just a week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on 1.5 degrees, we commissioned advice from our independent advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, on the implications of the Paris Agreement for our long-term emissions reduction targets, including on the setting of a net zero target.

We expect to receive their response in spring 2019 and will consider their recommendations carefully.

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