Climate Change - The UK Programme 2006

In March 2006 the Government published its long-awaited Climate Change Programme, Tomorrow's Climate, Today's Challenge. The Environmental Audit Committee intends to hold two evidence sessions in June which will seek to evaluate the 2006 Programme. The Committee would welcome views from organisations or individuals on this inquiry. There are a number of issues in which it is particularly interested:

€ The Prime Minister continues to identify climate change as "probably the greatest long-term challenge facing the human race". Does the 2006 Climate Change Programme represent a realistic strategy to prepare the UK to meet this challenge?

€ Does the Government need to do more, and if so what, to try to ensure that it meets the 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2010?

€ To what extent, if at all, will the outcome of the Energy Review affect the implementation of the Climate Change Programme?

Written evidence should be sent to the Committee by 25 May 2006, by e-mail to eacom@parliament.uk and in WORD format. A brief guidance note on the preparation and submission of evidence is available on the Committee's web pages. For further information on this inquiry, please telephone 020-7219-0248.

Notes for Editors

1. Details of all the Committee's press releases and inquiries, together with its Reports, oral evidence and other publications, are available on the Committee's Internet home page, which can be found at: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm

2. Climate Change The UK Programme 2006 was published in March 2006. More details can be found at: http://www.defra.gov.uk