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DECC publish report on climate change

by AprilSix Proof

The UK states its position before global meeting in Paris

In December 2015, the world will gather in Paris to secure a legally binding, global climate change agreement with emission reduction commitments from all countries for the first time ever. In preparation for this, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has published a report on the UK Government’s view on the need for a global deal on climate change.

Called “Paris 2015: Securing our prosperity through a global climate change agreement”, the report sets out:

– What the science says and what the direct and indirect climate impacts are for the UK and the world, some of which we are already seeing today

– The benefits of low carbon action for our prosperity, security and well-being, and how many leading British businesses, including SMEs, are already realising the commercial gains from climate action

– The scale of the challenge, the progress made so far and why we are better placed than we have been for a long time to reach a global agreementDECC’s vision for what a successful global agreement needs to include and the UK’s role in helping to deliver that.