Lords discusses net zero carbon emissions target
7 February 2020
Members of the House of Lords debated the UK Fires report 'Absolute Zero', which details efforts to address climate change and net zero carbon emissions, on Thursday 6 February. Speakers included the CEO of the Energy Managers Association and a development board member of ClientEarth.
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This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Browne of Ladyton (Labour), consultant to the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
Members taking part included:
- Earl of Caithness (Conservative), former member of the Draft Climate Change Bill Joint Committee (2007)
- Lord Giddens (Labour), development board member, ClientEarth
- Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench), former UK representative to the United Nations
- Lord Redesdale (Liberal Democrat), CEO of the Energy Managers Association
Lord Duncan of Springbank (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, responded on behalf of the government.
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