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Climate Change

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and I wish to inform the House that plans will be published on Wednesday 31 March by all major Government Departments to show how they are taking forward action on climate change.

The carbon reduction delivery and adaptation plans set out how Government Departments will work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their own estates and operations, and in the sectors that they can influence. They also show how Departments will cope with the impacts of climate change that we expect to face, including by improving awareness, capacity and skills within Government to respond effectively to a changing climate.

These documents are being published alongside a single overview “Climate Change: Taking Action—Delivering the Low Carbon Transition Plan and preparing for a changing climate”. This provides a view of progress across Government and identifies some of the main climate challenges that Departments are working together to address—through delivery of their departmental carbon budgets and adapting to a changing climate in their planning and decision making.

I will place copies of “Climate Change: Taking Action—Delivering the Low Carbon Transition Plan and preparing for a changing climate” in the Libraries of both Houses on Wednesday.