China: Carbon Emissions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 28th December 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on China’s environmental record and meeting carbon emission targets.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The Foreign Secretary discussed China's record of meeting carbon emission targets with State Councillor Wang Yi in Beijing in July. FCO officials, in particular through our Embassy in Beijing, continue to engage on this issue with their Chinese counterparts. The FCO Special Representative for Climate Change met Chinese officials during the recent climate change talks in Katowice, Poland. The British Government continues to support Chinese efforts to develop alternative energy, tackle climate change and pollution issues, and reduce carbon emissions.

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