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Departmental Co-ordination: Carbon Emissions

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much pooled funding is available to support cross-departmental co-operation on building a low carbon economy. (265213)

Development of policy to support the building of a low carbon economy is the responsibility of a wide range of Departments and is funded through departmental budgets. While there is no pooled funding specifically to support cross-departmental co-operation, departments are working together on policies to support the move to a low carbon economy. On 23 April the Government published “Investing in a Low Carbon Britain” which sets out the Government's investment plans for the transition to a low carbon economy, as well as providing detail on new cross-departmental funding to provide targeted support in the low-carbon sector. The Government will also, later this summer, publish a low carbon industrial strategy which will set out the policy and investment framework for maximising the economic benefits of the transition to a low carbon economy.