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Obama raises game on climate – will Cameron step up?

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US president Barack Obama might finally be about to lead the fight against climate change - will the UK be a strong ally? © United States Coast Guard/Patrick Kelley © United States Coast Guard/Patrick KelleyUS president Barack Obama might finally be about to lead the fight against climate change – will the UK be a strong ally? © United States Coast Guard/Patrick Kelley

My latest blog at the Huffington Post is about the recent encouraging signs coming from the US that the Obama administration might (just might) finally be planning some serious action to lead the world in tackling climate change. Now we just need David Cameron to live up to his own promises on the subject…

Barack Obama’s renewed desire to tackle climate change creates an opportunity for David Cameron to rediscover his own promises of leadership. He could reach out to the president to create the kernel of a “coalition of the willing” to help shift the global politics on climate change. He could amend the G8 agenda to include climate change, perhaps addressing the need to phase out fossil fuel subsidies. He could work with the president to overcome US hostility to a credible international agreement to regulate international aviation emissions. And of course, David Cameron could reassert the UK’s own leadership role by supporting a target for a carbon-free power sector (by 2030) in the energy bill and fighting for stronger European action on climate change and renewable energy.

Read my full blog on the Huffington Post.

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  • greentree.

    why did he got huggie with china their indangering most things on the planet,few wind farms are not going stop what still happening the rain forest be crop down and kill animals in earth basin.

  • Tom Hoffman

    why did he got huggie with chinese suppliers their indangering most things on the world,few breeze farming are not going stop what still occurring the rainforest be plants down and destroy creatures in world sink.