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Olympic Games 2012: Carbon Emissions

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps her Office is taking to (a) define and (b) measure the carbon footprint of the London 2012 Olympics. (285207)

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games has led a project to define and measure the carbon footprint of London 2012, working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority and London Development Agency, and also stakeholders such as the Government Olympic Executive, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Greater London Authority.

The outcome of the analysis will be published in the autumn alongside a carbon management strategy setting out how we are ensuring that carbon emissions are minimised as part of our commitment to a genuinely sustainable 2012 Games, including by making sustainable choices during procurement, by reducing energy at source and by minimising waste at every stage.