PM welcomes significant Cancun success - 12 December 2010
The Prime Minister has welcomed the agreement that has been reached at the Cancun Summit and praised Chris Huhne and UK team on the successful conclusion to the negotiations.
In a statement released over the weekend, David Cameron said:
"The Cancun agreement is a very significant step forward in renewing the determination of the international community to tackle climate change through multilateral action.
"This morning I spoke to Chris Huhne to congratulate him and the entire UK team on the successful conclusion of these negotiations.
"I also pay tribute to President Calderon of Mexico for the tremendous skill he has shown in bridging the gaps and producing a consensus outcome.
"Now the world must deliver on its promises. There is more hard work to be done ahead of the climate change conference in South Africa next year."
Chris Huhne, also welcomed the agreement saying,
"A global climate deal is in the UK’s national interest and Cancun shows other countries also want to get on with getting an international deal.
“We’ve worked hard to bring countries together and the expectations have been exceeded.
“A global deal on climate change is now back on track."
In this video update, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker reflects on the key outcomes of the Cancun agreement.