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.

http://gu.com/p/45ng5/sbl

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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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