Party leaders unite for climate-change battle

Former US Vice-President Al Gore praised the agreement by the three party leaders

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David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have agreed to work together to tackle climate change, as the three warned that it posed a threat to national security and economic prosperity.

Despite the general election being less than three months away, the three party leaders have pledged to work “across party lines” to agree cuts to the UK’s carbon emissions.

They have also signed up to seeking a “fair, strong, legally binding” international climate deal, set to be negotiated in Paris at the end of the year, to limit global temperature rises to below 2C.

They have also pledged to move to a low-carbon economy. The statement signed by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition said: “Acting on climate change is also an opportunity for the UK to grow a stronger economy, which is more efficient and more resilient to the risks ahead. It is in our national interest to act and ensure that others act with us.”

Former US Vice-President, Al Gore, said: “This agreement represents inspiring leadership and true statesmanship by all three men.”