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Climate Change: International Co-operation

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take in co-operation with its international counterparts to take forward the provisions of the treaty signed in Copenhagen on Climate Change. (314557)

The Copenhagen Accord agreed in December 2009 does not have the legal status of a treaty, but includes a number of commitments made by the countries which agreed to it. The UK Government have been working through both bilateral and multilateral channels (including our FCO posts and other countries) to encourage others to associate themselves with the Copenhagen Accord and support its implementation. We have also been encouraging others to put forward ambitious mitigation commitments and actions in the Annex to the Accord. Initial assessments show that most of the major countries have associated themselves with the Accord and put forward mitigation commitments. A definitive list will soon be available on the UNFCCC website.