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.