In February 2015 the prime minister signed a climate pledge, promising action in three areas: seeking a global climate deal, working across party lines to agree carbon budgets, and accelerating the transition to a competitive, energy efficient, low carbon economy.
Following this pledge, together with Christian Aid, CAFOD, Greenpeace, WWF and RSPB, we published an action plan after the May 2015 general election for the new government. It set out a timeline of the key decisions needed, including:
• International leadership
• Clarity on energy transition
• Leadership on energy efficiency
In November 2015 the government announced that it will phase out the use of unabated coal fired power, and in November 2016, the UK signed the Paris climate change agreement.