EU External Trade: Carbon Emissions

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 22nd July 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in the run up to COP26.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) recognises the importance of addressing the risk of carbon leakage to ensure our ambitious policy of decarbonisation is not undermined. We are working closely across government to develop our evidence base and explore policy options, of which a carbon border adjustment mechanism is one.

Our priority is to work together with our international partners, including developed and developing countries, on how we tackle climate change together. We are continuing to assess a range of potential options on this issue.

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