UK Carbon Footprint (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3321
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you share my concern at the news that new DEFRA figures have revealed the UK's Carbon footprint grew by 3% between 2012-13? What steps will you take to reduce London's contribution?

Answer

Answer for UK Carbon Footprint (1)

Answer for UK Carbon Footprint (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The DEFRA study refers to greenhouse gas emissions occurring through the consumption of goods and services in the UK. Consumption-based carbon emissions were estimated using 2010 data for London and the report can be found here:

http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/application-pas-2070-london-case-study

We are currently re-running this analysis with the most recent data and will publish results by the end of the autumn. We will use the findings to engage with key stakeholders to identify the GLA's role in influencing London-wide consumption-based emissions.