Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce the Government’s strategy for achieving a low carbon economy in accordance with its 2050 net zero target; and what steps the Government plans to take to (a) deliver a cleaner, healthier environment, (b) create high skilled green jobs and (c) build a more resilient economy.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

We are continuing to develop our net zero strategy. We have recently published the first stage of our Transport Decarbonisation plan and have announced a £2 billion package for cycling and walking. This will be supported by further decarbonisation plans this year covering key sectors, including Heat and Buildings, Trees, and Energy. We will build on our ambitious plans announced at the Budget – for example £1bn to deploy electric vehicle infrastructure, and £800m to deliver carbon capture and storage in the UK – to help to slash our emissions and deliver growth across the country.

As we recover from COVID-19, the Government intends to deliver a UK economy which is stronger, cleaner, more sustainable and more resilient.

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