UK Political Leaders Committed To End Climate Change Activities
Before the elections, the political leaders in the UK have made a joint statement to work against the climate changing factors in the country. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg said in the joint statement that climate change is one of the most serious threats faced by the world.
According to the leaders, whatever be the result of the election, they will jointly work to end the use of coal for power generation, unless a cleanup technology is used.
The leaders said that the change in climate not only affects the environment, but also threatens the efforts of poverty eradication, security and prosperity.
Environmentalists see this pledge as a significant step because it puts down some of their fears that the Conservative party might implement a new climate-skeptic stand.
The move will help in creating a global agreement at the UN conference to be held in Paris in December regarding the climate change. Some of the European countries were having doubts that the UK might take a lenient stand during the talks as some of the conservative leaders and some newspapers had expressed climate skepticism.
The new move will also satisfy the investors who had opted for renewable energy systems. Some of the investors feared that the UK may withdraw from the climate policies after the election.
Matthew Spencer of the think tank Green Alliance, said that the purpose of the pledge is to create the right space for the current or future PM of UK to play a full role in achieving a good outcome from Paris conference.
He also said that they also wanted the investors to know that the agreement on emission reduction will remain strong, whichever party comes to the power after the election.
The leaders stated that the decision to act on climate change will give the UK an opportunity to grow as a strong economy efficiently and to remain more flexible to the risks in the future.
The important statements in the pledge include
- To seek a global climate deal, that will limit the temperature rise to below 2ºC.
- To work across party lines to get the carbon budgets in agreement with the climate change act
- To accelerate the change to an energy efficient and low carbon economy and to end the use of coal for power generation.
According to critics, fighting climate change will make energy cheaper and affordable.
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