UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey, has said the following on his return from COP18 talks in Doha:
‘This roud of international climate change talks was a modest step forward. We always knew they would be very tough after the breakthrough at the same conference in Durban last year.
‘We can be pleased that we have maintained the momentum towards a new legally binding agreement for 2020 after the Kyoto Protocol has expired.
‘However, we still need countries to do more and be more ambitious about reducing their emissions if we are going to avoid irreversible climate change and prevent devastating global warming.
'The UK, as part of the EU, will be working very hard over the next year to ensure next year’s talks yield even more progress and that we play our part in lowering global emissions.’
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd.
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