HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc913-4W
Mr. Kidney

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what reports she has received from the United Nations on the UK's performance in meeting its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. [124248]

Mr. Morley

The UK submits periodic national communications to the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These communications describe historical and projected greenhouse gas emissions, and are subject to review by international experts coordinated by the Secretariat to the Convention. These reviews are designed to provide the Conference of the Parties with a technical assessment of the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol by individual Parties. The most recent UNFCCC review of the UK's Third National Communication took place in 2002. The report, published by the UNFCCC, concludes that the UK is likely to meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

The UNFCCC in depth review of the UK's Third National Communication is available online at: http:// unfccc.int/resource/docs/idr/gbr03.pdf