HC Deb 14 July 1997 vol 298 c7W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will present to the Kyoto Climate Change Conference proposals to commit convention signatories to the phasing out of the use of fossil fuels. [7129]

Angela Eagle

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) on 30 June 1997,Official Report, column 49. The EU has proposed that all developed countries should agree to (a) reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other main greenhouse gases to at least 7.5 per cent. below 1990 levels by 2005 and to 15 per cent. below 1990 levels by 2010 and; (b) adopt a number of binding and other policies and measures to achieve these targets.