Energy Manifesto commitments 2015
“Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today” began a joint statement signed by the three party leaders in February 2015.
The agreement, signed by David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, went on to commit:
- 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.
Such agreement on these aims will provide policy continuity in the lead up to the United Nations summit in Paris this December, at which it is hoped legally binding commitments to reduce carbon emissions will be agreed.
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