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Europe "leading the international debate on tackling Climate Change"

Foreign Secretary William Hague has hailed the 'important leadership' shown by Europe in the UN Security Council debate on Climate Change.

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Speaking after the successful conclusion of the UNSC debate on Climate Change on 20 July, the Foreign Secretary said:

“Events this week have seen Europe lead the international debate on tackling Climate Change. Yesterday’s German tabled debate in the UN Security Council and Monday’s discussion by the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Climate Diplomacy showcases the important leadership shown by Europe on a crucial area for the international community.

The UK has been at the forefront of climate security policy and international efforts to take greater action in response to the climate challenge and we are determined to continue to make the case, through the EU and other international organisations, that all countries take action to address climate change.

We will use the conclusion of this week’s debates as a springboard to harness the support of countries around the world as we seek progress in the UNFCCC at Durban in November and move towards a binding global deal.”

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Published 21 July 2011