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Climate Change

Volume 669: debated on Tuesday 1 February 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What scientific assessments of the risks of continued global warming they will commission for presentation to the G8 Summit in July. [HL792]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(Lord Whitty)

An international Defra-sponsored scientific conference on avoiding dangerous climate change will be held at the Met Office, Exeter, in early February. It will consider the risks and potential impacts of climate change associated with a range of different stabilisation levels of greenhouse gas concentrations. It will also review global emissions pathways needed to meet different stabilisation levels and the technological options that could achieve such pathways. The findings presented at the conference will provide an up-to-date scientific context to the UK's consideration of climate change in its presidency of the G8.