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Kyoto Protocol

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with other states party to the Kyoto Protocol; and if he will make a statement. (103751)

The Government believe it is vital to secure continuing action at the international level to take forward the post-Kyoto agenda. Last week, I held discussions with the UN Secretary-General and his Deputy on a variety of issues, including climate change. On a recent trip to Asia on behalf of the Prime Minister I undertook a large number of engagements including meetings with senior government ministers. Among these were the Prime Ministers of Japan and South Korea, the UN Secretary-General designate and the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. These meetings covered a range of issues, including climate change, sustainability and energy security.