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Carbon Budgets

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanisms are used to set the UK's carbon budgets. (270314)

The Committee on Climate Change is required to advise the Government on the emissions reduction pathway to 2050 and the appropriate level of the carbon budgets to be set in legislation. In addition to the Committee’s advice, Government are required to take into account any representations made by the devolved Administrations and further matters specified under the Climate Change Act 2008 in setting carbon budgets.