Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 12 December on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.
Durban Climate Change Conference
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, brought together representatives of the world's governments, international organizations and civil society. The discussions sought to advance, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the Bali Action Plan, agreed at Conference of the Parties (COP) 13 in 2007, and the Cancun Agreements, reached at COP 16 in December 2010.
Further information on the conference and agreement can be found on the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change websites.
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on climate change in the Topics and News sections.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.