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Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to hold discussions with representatives of the United Kingdom beef and lamb production sectors to reduce their carbon dioxide emission targets for 2020. [HL782]

Defra Ministers and officials meet regularly with representatives of the England livestock sector including the NFU and EBLEX, the English Beef and Lamb Executive. NFU and EBLEX are working with other livestock organisations and agricultural sectors in England on a greenhouse gas action plan to meet agriculture's low carbon transition plan target for GHG reductions by 2020. EBLEX also recently published part one of its environmental roadmap: Change in the Air- The English Beef and Sheep Production Roadmap.

The devolved Administrations are responsible for emissions from agriculture in their respective parts of the UK.