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Net zero: Lords debates behaviour change

17 September 2021

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The House of Lords debated the role of behaviour change in helping
the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, on Thursday 16 September.


Baroness Blackstone (Labour), former Minister for Education, put forward the debate. 

Members debated the role of behaviour change in reaching net zero, as set out in the Climate Change Committee's report 'Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament', and the case for a public engagement strategy to facilitate this. 

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns. 

Members speaking

Members speaking included:

Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Business, Energy, and Corporate Responsibility, responded on behalf of the government. 

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Watch and read the debate 

Find out more about the issues members discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript of the debate in Lords Hansard.

Explore background information 

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the Lords Library briefing

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.

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