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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to reduce his Department’s carbon dioxide emissions in 2008-09. (181810)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) started implementing a Carbon Management Programme, developed with the Carbon Trust, in 2007. This will help to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions on the FCO’s UK estate in 2008-09. The programme includes technological, procurement, transport, housekeeping and awareness raising responses to the issue.