COP26: Lord Duncan sets out domestic climate agenda in run-up to conference

The government will publish a slew of new plans to cut the UK’s carbon emissions, including measures to decarbonise transport, as it prepares to host the UN climate talks in November.

Addressing peers on Wednesday, junior BEIS minister Lord Duncan pledged that his government has “the vision” to lead by example at COP26 in Glasgow and will declare “significant steps” to cut emissions beyond the power sector. 

“There will be an energy white paper in a matter of weeks,” he said. “Following thereafter will be a transportation decarbonisation plan, a heat policy road map, an English tree strategy, an aviation consultation, a net-zero consultation and a building strategy, as well as a fuel poverty strategy. These will fit into the timeline taking us toward COP26 in Glasgow.”

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