(Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)
Commenting on the news today that Australia is ready to join the Kyoto second commitment period, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said:
“This is an extremely welcome announcement from Australia and for the first time expands international commitment beyond Europe.
“Having Australia on board will really help to push the second Kyoto Protocol period which is vital to maintaining agreed rules to cut global emissions as we make the transition to a new, global, legally binding deal.
“Australia’s work to reduce emissions is bold and promising. I’ll be working hard with Greg Combet and our global counterparts to make even more progress in Doha.”