Tim Farron and Lynne Featherstone welcome the landmark Paris Agreement

December 12, 2015 6:41 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP has welcomed the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.

Tim Farron said:

"The landmark agreement that has been reached in Paris must be welcomed as a vital step in combating climate change.

"The Government must now urgently rethink it's cuts to renewable energy which are undermining the achievements of Ed Davey and Liberal Democrats in the Coalition government in promoting green energy.

"It is not good enough to go to Paris and sign up to ambitious targets whilst scrapping the schemes that will help tackle climate change back in the UK "

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokeswoman Baroness Lynne Featherstone said:

"This is an historic agreement in combatting climate change. Speaking with one European voice in these negotiations proved effective and shows that our EU membership is crucial in the fight against climate change.

"I hope to now see the government reverse their cuts to renewable energy and make sure that we play our part in tackling climate change. "