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UK is leading the world in tackling climate change

November 3, 2014 12:34 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The UK is leading the world in taking action against climate change, a new report has revealed.

The Synthesis Report of the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report hails the UK as a leading nation in securing a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from all European nations by at least 40 per cent, by 2030.


In response to the publication of the report, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said:

"This is the most comprehensive, thorough and robust assessment of climate change ever produced. It sends a clear message that should be heard across the world - we must act on climate change now. It's now up to the politicians - we must safeguard the world for future generations by striking a new climate deal in Paris next year."

"The UK has been leading the world - and bringing the world with us. The historic agreement to cut carbon emissions in Europe by at least 40 per cent by 2030 effectively means our Climate Change Act is being replicated across Europe - just as it's being copied in countries across the world as they seek to cap and cut their own emissions."

The comprehensive report acknowledges the effects of climate change and the need for continued action so that we can limit the risks from climate change.

Liberal Democrats have been tackling climate change since our first day in government. As a result since 2010, we've more than doubled the amount of electricity generated by renewables and the Energy Act 2013 has put in place the world's first low carbon electricity market.

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