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Fossil Fuels

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7151, tabled on 21 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their policies of (1) fracking, (2) reducing fuel duty, and (3) coal extraction, are compliant with their commitments at the COP26 conference.

Answered on

4 April 2022

The COP26 Summit and the Glasgow Climate Pact demonstrated global agreement to accelerate action on climate change with over 90% of the world’s economy covered by net zero targets.

Domestically, the Government has achieved a lot on its road to net zero already. Since 1990 the UK has almost halved its greenhouse gas emissions. Between 1990 and 2019, the economy has grown by 78% and emissions have been cut by 44%, decarbonising faster than any other G7 country.

The Net Zero Strategy provides a policy framework that paves the way to meet the UK’s legislated Carbon Budgets and Nationally Determined Contribution, cutting emissions by at least 68% by 2030 on 1990 levels, and reaching net zero by 2050.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy