Climate change – If only!

Last Saturday David Cameron, the British PM, Nick Clegg, the Deputy PM and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Ed Milliband, Leader of the British Labour Party, signed a joint pledge on climate change.

The three leaders agreed on three particular pledges

  • ‘To seek a fair, strong, legally binding, global climate deal which limits temperature rises to below 2 degrees centigrade.’
  • ‘To work together, across party lines to agree carbon budgets’
  • ‘To accelerate the transition to a competitive, energy efficient low carbon economy and to end the use of unabated coal for power generation.’

If only Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten, Christine Milne and Clive Palmer could come to a similar deal!

I have not seen this reported in any Australian mainstream media.

For more information on this encouraging deal in the UK see link to the Guardian below.


John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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