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Climate Change

Volume 300: debated on Thursday 13 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received on the impact of climate change on (a) natural habitats and wildlife, (b) water resources and water management and (c) coastal and estuarial flooding and erosion; and if he will make a statement. [15591]

From time to time the Government receive representations on the impacts of climate change on a wide range of sectors.The Government are concerned to understand better the potential impacts of climate change on all sectors. In this regard, they draw on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and their own Climate Change Impacts Review Group. My Department has also established an office at the Environmental Change Unit at the University of Oxford to co-ordinate research on the impacts of climate change in the UK.

All child pedestrians aged 0-14 killedAll pedestrians killed
Country1991199219931994199519911992199319941995
Great Britain2101701531471201,4961,3471,2411,1241,038
United Kingdom2211771611621291,5411,3941,2831,1691,085
Austria1819201819260240202225200
Belgium31391421280233199197
Denmark178861114111113394118
Finland416798130116868772
France164132108109961,4461,2701,1951.1901,086
Germany1851541321381381,9181,7671,5801,4691,336
Greece2830283623461452485467469
Ireland23171715114115136121
Italy826047691,2411,1489971,024
Netherlands26211615246756484146
Norway103985144152146123142
Portugal12087885967797694699564598
Spain105749372771,3711,2081,1041,0081,000
Sweden7146136125138948671