To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what measures she is taking ahead of the COP21 UN Climate Change Summit to ensure successful outcomes.
7 September 2015
The Government is committed to securing an ambitious legally binding, global Agreement on climate change at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in December this year.
My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, are actively engaging with their international counterparts ahead of negotiations in Paris. In June, the Prime Minister joined other G7 leaders in calling for an ambitious climate package to be agreed in Paris, strong language on future ambition and commitment to a long term decarbonisation. The Secretary of State is also engaging with her EU and international counterparts, NGOs and businesses to discuss how we can best deliver on our priorities for a Paris Agreement which includes emission reduction commitments from all countries and a regular review of mitigation ambition alongside a global long term goal, and a set of rules that ensure transparency and accountability of commitments to enable the world to track progress.