Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Wendy Chamberlain Wendy Chamberlain Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken pursuant to the Court ruling in The Queen (on the application of (1) Friends of the Earth Limited (2) ClientEarth (3) Good Law Project and Joanna Wheatley v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2022] EWHC 1841 (Admin) on the Government's Net Zero Strategy.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Government has applied for permission to appeal the judgment. The Government is seeking permission to appeal specific elements of the court’s judgment on the section 13 and section 14 duties. Its grounds of appeal have been lodged with the court and set out the legal detail.

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