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June 2019 Update

25th June 2019

Whilst the headlines are dominated by the race to succeed the Prime Minister, she is ensuring her legacy and continuing to deliver for the country with the announcement of landmark legislation to set a new net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for the UK, to be delivered by 2050.

This world-leading target will bring an end to our country’s contribution to climate change, making us one of the first major economies to legislate for net zero emissions.

I am also thrilled to announce that, after lots of diplomatic discussions, the UK has put forward a positive bid for the Presidency of COP26 – hosting the UN’s 26th annual Climate Change Summit!

We are proposing to hold the main summit, with Italy our partner country hosting the opening events. This will be a momentous occasion to demonstrate our global leadership in tackling this issue.

These two momentous developments were a fantastic way to mark two years in my role as the Minister with the climate change portfolio, and I was delighted to celebrate by travelling with the Prime Minister in my first blue light cavalcade to Imperial College London to tour the College’s Carbon Capture Pilot Plant – the most advanced facility of its kind at any university in the world!

Locally, I’m very much looking forward to celebrating Armed Forces Day this weekend by joining dignitaries, including the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence, in Salisbury where we will enjoy an Armed Forces Parade.

The day is the culmination of Armed Forces Week, an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the incredible work and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, and I am delighted to see this important occasion held in Salisbury – both to highlight the historic ties that the city has to our Armed Forces and also the role the area is playing in the army rebasing and of course marking the huge amount of work that has gone on following the nerve agent incident in Salisbury last year. 

Posted by Claire Perry at 12:25pm

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