Responding to the Paris climate change agreement

The Paris climate change agreement is historic in its ambition to take action against the worldwide threat of global warming.

It represents a victory for the international movement for climate change action and global justice.

The challenge now is to turn the Paris agreement’s fine words into the strong action the planet and its people need.

The Labour Party will do everything we can to ensure Britain takes a leading role in making these aspirations a reality.

The Prime Minister has so far failed to show the leadership this agreement demands.

In fact the Government has been taking us backwards on climate change action, including by cutting support for feed-in tariffs and the solar industry.

David Cameron must now take his cue from Paris, reverse his Government’s cuts to clean energy and put real investment in the green jobs of the future.