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Greenhouse Gases

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will revise upwards his target of a 60 per cent. reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. (125926)

Our target, for a 60 per cent. reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, is the right target. It is consistent with the EU’s long-term stabilisation goal and will spur changes domestically and internationally. However, we recognise that we will need to keep this goal under review in light of emerging scientific evidence and other developments.