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Emission Reductions

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on emission reduction scenarios. (92501)

DEFRA continues to liaise closely with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), both at official and ministerial level, as we work to meet the challenges of climate change.

The package of measures in the 2006 UK Climate Change Programme (UKCCP), are projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 16.2 per cent. below 1990 levels by 2010.

Moreover, the measures contained in both the 2006 UKCCP, and the Energy Review published by the DTI in July 2006, will ensure that we can make real progress towards the long-term goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by some 60 per cent. by about 2050, that we committed to in the 2003 Energy White Paper.

The UK Climate Change Programme is available on the DEFRA website at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/uk/ukccp/index.html.

The Energy Review is available on the DTI website at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/energv/review/page31995.html.