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How does the Department for Health and Social Care recognise the value, positive or negative, of CO2 emission changes consequent to Department decisions including determining which projects to fund?

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

In the cost benefit analysis of financial decision-making for investments over £500,000 including contracts, grants and other capital outlays, does your Department apply a value to forecast CO2 emissions changes as a result of those decisions?

If yes: what value have you applied to each projected tonne of CO2 emission change in past analyses since October 2008, what value do you currently use, and what values do you use for future CO2 emission changes?

How were those values decided and on whose authority?

If no: how do you recognise the value, positive or negative, of CO2 emission changes consequent to Department decisions including determining which projects to fund?

How many investments would not have been approved since October 2008 if the CO2 emission elimination value had been nil - by sterling value and as a percentage of your Department’s total budget?

What discount rate do you use for discounting future costs and benefits?

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request the release of all relevant documents indicating your Department’s approach to the matters above.

Yours faithfully,

Lois Perry

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Lois Perry,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1373191).

Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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