Climate Change

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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What steps her Department is taking to help tackle the climate emergency.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Tackling climate change and delivering net zero is a top priority for me and this whole Government, which is why we will be hosting COP26 next year and the Prime Minister announced he will chair a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change.

As the first major economy in the world to set a legally binding net zero target, we are backing words with action – from record levels of renewable power, to £2 billion of investment into clean technologies, to doubling of our International Climate Finance contribution to £11.6 billion.

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