Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Theresa May: UK to ratify Paris climate change deal this year

From the Guardian - Prime minister uses maiden UN speech to make emissions pledge which will be received with relief by green campaigners.

"Theresa May has given her first major commitment that Britain will continue to tackle climate change after leaving the EU, as she promised to ratify the Paris agreement by the end of the year.

The prime minister used her maiden speech at the United Nations in New York to say the UK remained determined to “play our part in the international effort against climate change … In a demonstration of our commitment to the agreement reached in Paris, the UK will start its domestic procedures to enable ratification of the Paris agreement and complete these before the end of the year,” she said.

The UK was party to negotiations as part of the EUand will be expected to take on emissions reductions based on an EU-wide “burden-sharing” agreement, which is yet to be worked out."

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