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Climate Change: Scientific Evidence

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the scientific evidence relating to climate change. (308907)

DECC includes a dedicated team of climate specialists who keep the scientific evidence under review. The AVOID research programme on avoiding dangerous climate change recently assessed the scientific research published since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report. The findings informed the UK delegation ahead of Copenhagen. Expert advice is also obtained from the UK and wider academic research community and through the Integrated Climate Programme at the Met Office Hadley Centre.