The Fifth UK Carbon Budget

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3881
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you support the Committee on Climate Change's initial recommendations  for the fifth carbon budget of a 54% cut in emissions by 2030 from the 1990 baseline?

Answer

Answer for The Fifth UK Carbon Budget

Answer for The Fifth UK Carbon Budget

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the Committee on Climate Change's recommendations and hope that they are supported by government policy to ensure that all the actions required to achieve the 80% target for 2050 aren't left until the last decade (2040-50). It is important for investor confidence to have long term, ambitious yet achievable targets which are supported by policy.