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Climate Change: Health

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 6725, tabled on 13 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the implications are for her Department's policies of the findings of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, published on 23 June 2015.

Answered on

20 July 2015

Climate change is one of the greatest threats the world faces, and that is why reaching a successful outcome in Paris is a priority for this Government. A global deal is the only way we can deliver the scale of action required.

We remain committed to meeting our climate change target of an 80% emissions reduction by 2050, which is based on advice from the Committee on Climate Change on the UK’s contribution to an international effort to limit global warming to 2 degrees.

The Government is maintaining the momentum with a commitment to cost-effective energy efficient homes and clean energy, with unabated coal set to provide only one per cent of the UK’s electricity generation by 2025.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change