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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which countries were represented at the Major Economies Forum on Climate Change held on 18 and 19 October; what papers were presented; and if he will publish on his Department’s website a copy of (a) each paper circulated and (b) the statement agreed at the conclusion of the meeting. (295662)

Participants of the London Major Economies Forum were: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, China, EU Commission, EU Presidency, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Norway attended as an observer.

Vulnerable countries were also invited to attend the London MEF. Lesotho and the Maldives attended at ministerial level and therefore had a seat at the table. Bangladesh, Costa Rica and Ethiopia attended as observers.

The output of the meeting is available at:

http://www.actoncopenhagen.decc.gov.uk/en/ambition/achievements/october/mef-show-copenhagen-do-able