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Carbon Budgets

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 185845, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Carbon Budget Order 2021 laid on 21 April 2021, what plans he has publish a statement to fulfil legislative requirements; and what his timescale is for publishing that statement.

Answered on

27 April 2021

On 21 April we laid legislation for the UK’s sixth carbon budget, proposing a world-leading target which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. This is in line with the latest science as the level recommended by our expert advisers at the Climate Change Committee.

The statutory instrument can be found here:,

alongside a full impact assessment here:

We will publish our policies and proposals to meet the sixth carbon budget, and existing carbon budgets, in due course, as required by the Climate Change Act.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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