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Climate Change: Conferences

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to lead the Government’s delegation to the UN Framework Conference on Climate Change negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009; what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on steps to secure an international agreement at the Copenhagen conference; and if he will make a statement. (291398)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will lead the UK delegation when he goes to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen this December. Getting a deal at Copenhagen is a priority for the Government and the Prime Minister has said that if it is necessary to secure agreement in Copenhagen, he will personally go to achieve it.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which Ministers and officials from his Department participated in the UN Secretary General’s high level event on climate change in New York on 22 September 2009; and if he will post on his departmental website each paper distributed at the meeting. (291621)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, supported by two DECC officials, participated in the UN Climate Change summit.

All papers distributed at the summit can be found on the UN website:

http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/climatechange/lang/en/pages/2009summit