§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the implications for the United Kingdom of the proposals in the 1990 report EUR-12707 on the European impact of the greenhouse effect; and what collaboration on research to mitigate the dangers of global warming has been undertaken by his Department.
§ Mr. Baldry
[holding answer 9 December 1991]: In January this year, the Department's climate change impacts review group published its report, "The Potential Effects of Climate Change in the United Kingdom", copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House. The report dealt with twelve areas from agriculture and the natural environment to socio-economic issues. It used climate change scenarios very similar to those proposed in the report EUR-12707.367W
The principal focus of co-operation for research on all aspects of global warming is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in which the United Kingdom leads the science assessment working group and makes strong contributions to the working group on impacts and response strategies.