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Climate Change: International Cooperation

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he plans to have with his international counterparts on measures to tackle climate change before the meeting in Copenhagen. (274091)

In the build-up to the UNFCCC Conference in Copenhagen this December my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will be discussing climate change with his international counterparts in a number of multilateral discussions, including through the Major Economies Forum, UN and G8, and through a range of bilateral discussions during the year.

Already this year my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has undertaken bilateral visits to the United States and China. He expects to make further bilateral visits to countries including Russia, South Africa and India during the year. In addition, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State expects to attend next month’s Greenland dialogue, hosted by the Danish Government, bringing together many countries involved in the preparations for Copenhagen.