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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Volume 300: debated on Thursday 13 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) his Department's policies and initiatives designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and (b)s the departmental policies and initiatives designed to reduce other greenhouse gases; if he will estimate for each the annual reduction in tonnage of greenhouse gas emissions achieved in the most recent year for which figures are available compared to those for 1990; and what estimate he has made of further reductions, or increases, predicted for 2000 and 2010, assuming continuation of current policies. [15537]

I refer the hon. Member to the United Kingdom's Second Report under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which was published in February 1997. It reports the United Kingdom's progress in implementing its programmes for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and gives a projection of what the programme is expected to deliver by 2000. The report projects forward to 2020 what the current programme is expected to achieve.