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Climate Change: Arctic

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL1337, tabled on 4 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they taking to reduce the thawing of permafrost in the Arctic.

Answered on

12 February 2020

The Government is in no doubt that climate change is one of the greatest global challenges we face, and that action is urgently needed in the UK and across the world. It is clear that we are already seeing the impacts of climate change, with the Arctic among those regions being particularly affected.

We are at the forefront of global action on climate change and we are determined to build on the leadership we have shown to date, notably through our world-leading net zero target set in UK legislation in June last year. We are hosting the crucial COP26 climate negotiations this year, and we are determined to use this conference to promote ambitious action to deliver the transformational change required by the Paris Agreement.