Oxfam response to the Clean Energy Ministerial

26th Apr 2012

In reaction to the Prime Ministers remarks at the Clean Energy Ministerial held in London today Oxfam's Head of Government Relations Kathleen Spencer Chapman said: 

"It is positive that David Cameron has made it clear that he views investment in renewables as vital to meet the world's growing energy needs. But he missed a key opportunity today to really prove his government's green credentials by publicly pledging the Coalition's backing for a 30% emissions cut target in Europe, which is needed to help drive investment in renewable energy".

"Only yesterday the world was again starkly reminded of the utter devastation facing the world's poorest people on the frontlines of climate change as the International Energy Agency warned we're heading for a 6 degrees rise in global temperatures.

The Rio+20 conference in June is the next crucial moment for all governments to commit the new money, polices and support needed to deliver energy for all whilst cutting greenhouse gas pollution globally and ensuring that the world can live sustainably within safe levels of resource use."