Barry Gardiner, shadow minister for climate change, said in response to EU foreign ministers' summit on climate diplomacy today:
They recognised climate change as an urgent security threat, but agreed that it must be other countries that raise ambition. At the same time the EU is delaying a discussion on increasing its own targets.
In Paris, countries agreed to move forward not to stand still.
We cannot address migration, conflict and economic instability, without meaningful action on climate change.
The UK must keep climate high on the EU agenda. We need to agree a strong 5th carbon budget at home. And the EU must go beyond its cautious 2030 targets."