UK Carbon Footprint (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3322
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you commit to examining carbon budgeting as a way of managing London's growth needs and the need to reduce emissions?

Answer

Answer for UK Carbon Footprint (2)

Answer for UK Carbon Footprint (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A carbon budget is commonly defined as a total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions that can be emitted over a specified time period. So, in this regard we shall be reviewing the potential benefits of carbon budgets as part of my London Environment Strategy - especially bearing in mind global aims to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.