Climate Change:Written question - 253562

Asked by Henry Smith
Asked on: 13 May 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Climate Change
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Chris Skidmore
Answered on: 20 May 2019

Leaving the European Union will not affect our ambitious domestic emissions reduction commitments, as they are enshrined in UK law in the Climate Change Act (2008). The UK is a global leader in this area; between 1990 and 2017, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40% while growing the economy by more than two thirds, and we remain committed to delivering the outcomes of the Paris Agreement.

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