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COP26 and deep coal mining in the UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1335: tabled on 11 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the UK’s historic responsibility as host of COP26 to lead by example on the transition to renewable energy and emissions reductions; notes the government’s recent commitment to cut emissions by 68% by 2030 and to invest in low-carbon energy solutions in accordance with the advice on the Sixth Carbon Budget given by the Committee on Climate Change; and believes that the Government’s refusal to call in Cumbria County Council’s approval on the planning application from West Cumbria Mining for a deep coal mine in Whitehaven is a mistake of historic proportion and sends out contradictory signals about the UK's determination to achieve a strong outcome on emissions reductions as host and President of COP26 and threatens our credibility to lead the negotiations.