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With Brexit, Britain about to dump its Paris climate commitments?

Morning Star 1st July 2017, A BUNGLING Brexit bureaucrat has blown the lid on the government’s
“shocking attitude towards climate change,” official documents seen by
the Star reveal today. The files were part of a bundle of “sensitive”
papers seen by a Star reporter travelling on the Eurostar to Brussels on
Thursday morning.

They revealed how negotiators “have not yet engaged
with the EU Commission” on climate change and indicated that agreed
targets to reduce carbon emissions could be used as “political and
bureaucratic capital for bigger issues in the exit negotiations.”

GreenMP Caroline Lucas said the documents “appear to reveal a shocking
attitude towards climate change at the heart of government” and warned
that the government’s failure to take the issue seriously was a “dark
stain on their already tainted record.”

The papers suggest that on Britain’s exit, should Britain decide to no longer act jointly with the
EU on climate change, the EU will be faced with a decision of either
meeting the Paris Agreement by increasing remaining members’ targets or
setting a lower target overall — “both of which are politically


July 5, 2017 - Posted by | climate change, UK

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