20 October 2021
Dunne highlights UK leadership on carbon emissions reduction commitments

Philip Dunne highlights the UK’s leadership by including maritime and aviation emissions in the our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and 6th Carbon Budget.

Nationally Determined Contribution Commitments

Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con)

9. What assessment he has made of the adequacy of nationally determined contribution commitments published in September 2021 ahead of COP26. (903715)

The COP26 President (Alok Sharma)

Overall, the NDCs that have been put forward are not adequate, because by 30 July 78 countries had still not published updated NDCs. However, the 113 updated NDCs that had been submitted would lead to a reduction in emissions of 12% by 2030. If we also take into account the subset of 70 countries with updated NDCs and net zero commitments through long-term strategies, those would lead to a 26% reduction in emissions.

Philip Dunne 

In the COP26 President’s discussions around nationally determined contributions, has he come across a single country other than the UK that has committed to count international aviation and maritime emissions in its net zero strategy?

Alok Sharma 

My right hon. Friend is right. This is just another example of the UK leading on climate ambition. We remain fully committed to global action to tackle international aviation and shipping emissions through the international processes at the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the International Maritime Organisation.