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Carbon Emissions: Trade Agreements

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL8691, tabled on 1 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that trade agreements will contribute to the UK's net zero carbon emissions target.

Answered on

15 October 2020

The Government is committed to negotiating free trade agreements which help support our ambition on climate change and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These agreements will facilitate trade in goods and services which support the deployment of low carbon, carbon capture and energy efficient technology in the UK, underpin international cooperation in research and development, and reaffirm the UK’s sovereign right to regulate to take the measures necessary to end our contribution to global warming over the next three decades