Wendy Morton – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Wendy Morton on 2015-11-16.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the prospects of a long-term global carbon reduction goal being agreed at the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015.

Amber Rudd

My Hon. Friend, the UK Government firmly supports the need for a long term global carbon reduction goal in the Paris Agreement.

It would send an important signal to business and investors on the global direction of travel.

We have been pleased with the progress made at a political level, including through the G7 and our recent joint statement with South African in October and that by the US and China in September.

We will continue to press for its inclusion in the Paris deal.