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Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hutton of Furness Lord Hutton of Furness Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitment to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050, made on 27 June, what plans they have to require that all new (1) policy, (2) legislation, and (3) regulations, are accompanied by impact assessments setting out their effect on carbon emissions.

Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The template government officials use when completing a regulatory impact assessment for government policy already requires that information is provided to answer the question “what is the CO2 equivalent change in greenhouse gas emissions” for the respective policy.

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