President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change agreement

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2188
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

President Trump's decision to abandon the Paris Climate Change agreement means that, in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, other nations and global cities like London will have to significantly intensify their efforts to decarbonise and accelerate zero carbon energy generation. What impact will this decision have on your overall carbon reduction target? Will you be revising it to ensure it is still consistent with the Paris agreement in this new context?

Answer

Answer for President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change agreement

Answer for President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change agreement

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 2011 Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy for London set a target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent on 1990 levels by 2050.

My ambitious target of London becoming zero carbon by 2050 still stands and a path to achieving it, which is consistent with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, will be set out in my draft London Environment Strategy this summer.