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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the outcomes were of his visit to Evian on 6 July; and if he will publish on his Department's website the papers discussed with his French counterpart during that visit. (286719)

The meeting showed how close the thinking of the UK and France is on climate change and energy policy. Much of the discussion between my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and French Ministers concentrated on how to secure an ambitious agreement at COP 15 in Copenhagen. Most notably we agreed to seek international adoption of new, tougher reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The results are summarised in joint declarations on international climate change negotiations and on nuclear energy. These appear on the No. 10 website.