Northern Ireland Office: Climate Change

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of climate change on the work of his Department; and what steps he is taking in response to that effect.

Photo of Julian Smith Julian Smith The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office supports the Greening Government Commitments and has taken steps to improve the environmental performance of its own estate and operations. The Department has introduced initiatives such as the use of more energy efficient LED lighting, removal of single use plastic products, investment in new energy efficient boilers, and taken steps to reduce its energy footprint by cutting down the requirement for staff to travel by making greater use of modern technology to broaden the range of video conferencing facilities. .

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