Toby Perkins MP Welcomes Climate Change Decision

Toby Perkins MP Welcomes Climate Change Decision

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, has welcomed the government’s decision to accept the recommendations of the independent climate change committee as “an important step to the low carbon economy that we need and a credit to the hard work of climate change campaigners.”

“I am glad that after all the disagreements in the cabinet, the government have now done the right thing and accepted the independent advice of scientists.”

Today’s commitments to carbon reductions are a result of Labour’s historic 2008 Climate Change Act which established the committee on climate change and set the world’s first legally binding targets for cutting carbon emissions.

Following reports that the committee’s fourth report would be the first to be rejected by the government, Labour leader Ed Miliband wrote to the prime minister urging the government to take the lead on this issue.

Mr Perkins said that the government’s decision would be welcomed by Labour MPs. “All opposition members will commend the government on doing the right thing today, but we will remain vigilant to prevent any back-sliding on today’s promises including an ‘opt-out’ of targets or scrapping environmental regulations on business”.

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