Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change, responding to the Times report on photographed documents from the Department for International Trade, said:
“Today we are reminded once again that the Secretary of State simply does not get it when it comes to the detail of contemporary international trade negotiations. His mission to pursue an 19th Century vision of free trade is dragging the U.K. backwards. Modern 21st Century trade agreements must address the critical issues of standards and protections facing our society and must work to tackle illegal trade and to address the non-tariff barriers that exist.
At the UN climate talks, Barry discusses the urgency of ensuring a smooth transition towards clean energy, to avoid dangerous climate change. He recently coordinated a letter from 140 legislators calling on stock exchanges to manage the financial risk of fossil fuels becoming stranded assets, as the world steps up action to reduce carbon emissions.
Barry has coordinated a joint letter from over 140 Parliamentarians from 34 countries, who have written to the world’s stock exchanges calling for stronger disclosure of financial risks related to climate change. It was published in The Times.
Barry has joined a cross-party group of MPs and former MPs calling on the trustees of the Parliamentary Pension Fund to disclose their investments in fossil fuels, and take action to divest from these risky investments over an appropriate timescale.
In response to the Government's admission that the number of Foreign Office staff working full-time on climate change has halved since September 2015 to just eight, Barry Gardiner, shadow international climate change minister said:
In response to the UK Parliament approving ratification of the Paris Agreement, Barry Gardiner, shadow minister for international climate change said:
Legislators from 22 nations across the world sent a clear message that they are committed to climate action at a summit in Marrakech.
Barry Gardiner MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, responding to the Tory Government’s decision to override Lancashire county council’s rejection on fracking, said:
Barry Gardiner, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, responding to the EU ratifying the Paris climate Agreement today, said: