Thursday, June 01, 2017

Ed Davey: May must challenge Trump over climate change agreement

The Liberal Democrats have called on Theresa May to urgently speak out and challenge Donald Trump following reports he is set to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on tackling climate change.

Sir Ed Davey, who played a key role in negotiating the agreement as Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary, commented:

"It's an utter disgrace that Trump is showing such disregard for the threat posed by climate change by preparing to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

"This deal was the result of two decades of international negotiations and is now on the brink of unravelling, which would be a disaster for our environment and a betrayal of future generations.

“It's time for Theresa May to speak out and join the Liberal Democrats and others in condemning President Trump publicly. This is too important for Britain to pull our punches.

"It's vital that politicians unite with scientists in the US and across the world in condemning Mr Trump and explaining to the public that this decision would threaten our children's future."

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