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Climate Change: International Cooperation

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of reaching an international agreement on climate change in the current economic conditions. (270297)

The global economic downturn does not justify postponing action on climate change: the case for strong and early action remains robust. At the London Summit world leaders underlined their commitment to reach agreement at the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen this December. A global challenge demands a global solution and leaders recognised the importance of a low carbon recovery.