Barry Gardiner, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, responding to the EU ratifying the Paris climate Agreement today, said:
“Today marks a decisive shift in the global effort to tackle dangerous climate change.
“By ratifying the Paris climate agreement collectively, European countries have brought this historic deal into force less than a year after it was reached.
“This is a clear sign of the political will to accelerate the transition to clean energy around the globe.
“The Paris Agreement is testament to the leadership of the UK’s Climate Change Act passed by the last Labour government. Today’s news should push the UK government to urgently complete the domestic process through parliament, and set out a robust plan capable of meeting our legal climate commitments.”