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Climate Change and Trade: Departmental Coordination

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL12128, tabled on 13 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure cooperation between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for International Trade, on (1) trade, and (2) climate strategy and policy implementation.

Answered on

27 January 2021

Climate change and trade are top priorities for the Government, and cooperation across government departments will be vital for delivering our ambitious environmental commitments. Therefore, the Prime Minister established the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change which brings together ministers responsible for domestic and international climate change policy. This includes representation from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT).

We will continue to work together at all levels to factor climate change and environmental impacts into the Government’s trade strategy, in order to drive the transition to a more sustainable global economy, whilst delivering economic benefits for the UK.