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Climate Change: Population

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration his Department has made of the effects of global population growth on climate change. (195742)

DEFRA ensures that UK greenhouse gas emissions projections include the impact of predicted population growth.

Global emissions scenarios contained in the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports take into account global population growth when predicting future greenhouse gas emissions.