UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Climate chief’s resignation an indictment of Governments that failed says Hughes

Press Release   •   Feb 19, 2010 08:34 GMT

“Climate change is a grave threat to our future as the vast majority of scientists tell us and the evidence shows," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

Commenting on the resignation of the UN’s top climate change official, Yvo de Boer, Simon Hughes said:

“Mr de Boer’s resignation is an indictment of the governments and international institutions who failed us at Copenhagen.

“Climate change is a grave threat to our future as the vast majority of scientists tell us and the evidence shows. Countries need to urgently respond with structures that work.

“That is why I have a called for the creation of a Climate Security Council to sit in permanent session and resolve the difficult political issues surrounding the climate crisis.”