Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint climate change agreement

Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint climate change agreement

In a highly unusual move the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have agreed to work together across party lines to tackle climate change.

The agreement follows the launch of The Climate Coalition’s SHOW THE LOVE campaign which has reached millions across the UK, thousands of whom are wearing green hearts and telling the world what they love that could be lost to climate change.

This agreement comes after commentators have questioned UK political commitment to climate action, and business investors have asked for more certainty about the UK’s low carbon direction. The cross-party agreement includes commitments to seek a strong global climate deal and to end the use of unabated coal in power generation.

2015 is a pivotal year for climate change negotiations which run all year and culminate in the December Paris summit. Today’s statement highlights the contrast between the UK and countries where climate change is a deeply partisan issue such as the US, Australia and Canada.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have jointly pledged:
– To seek a fair, strong, legally binding, global climate deal which limits temperature rises to below 2°C.
– To work together, across party lines, to agree carbon budgets in accordance with the Climate Change Act.
– To accelerate the transition to a competitive, energy efficient low carbon economy and to end the use of unabated coal for power generation.


Source: 
Green Alliance

Date: February 2015

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