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Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Volume 713: debated on Wednesday 21 October 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the view of the Committee on Climate Change that a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of the order of 2 to 3 per cent annually will be necessary to ensure that official targets on emissions reductions are met. [HL5639]

As required by the Climate Change Act 2008, the Government will respond to the Committee on Climate Change's first annual progress report by 15 January 2010. The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan, published in July 2009, sets out how our carbon budgets and targets for the period 2008 to 2022 will be met. Projections of future emissions published alongside the transition plan show annual reductions in line with those the committee says are required to meet the current carbon budgets.