Department of Energy and Climate Change

Policy Statement

We will make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and fulfil our obligations under international agreements to reduce emissions and otherwise adapt to climate change.  With the FCO we will support countries with extreme poverty in their efforts to the same end.  And we will play a full international role in ensuring that the UN has an effective programme in place.

Performance Reporting

Annual report of progress against the programme to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Strategic Initiatives

Climate change

The IPCC report is already done and tells us what we have to do by 2050.

100 days:  We will define the strategy for the UK to eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050.  We will mobilise a consensus for action among the public

5 years:  We will implement the strategy.

Longer term:  We will continue the strategy and monitor other countries’ progress and lobby and/or help.

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