Party leaders' climate agreement

February 2015
Party leaders' climate agreement
Green Alliance brought Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband together in a cross-party agreement to tackle climate change in February 2015.

This pledge sought a climate change deal which limits temperature rises to below 2 °C, sets carbon budgets according to the Climate Change Act and accelerates UK’s transition to an energy efficient and low carbon economy. 

The agreement was widely welcomed across the political spectrum and by business leaders, marking a milestone for the UK in the build up to the Paris summit in December 2015.

Read the agreement and press release

In November 2015 the government announced that it would phase out the use of unabated coal fired power, and in November 2016, the UK signed the Paris climate change agreement.

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