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Cameron #climate speech in Paris: Empty rhetoric is not enough https://t.co/oUjxCHxO1e #COP21 https://t.co/Pa50XP8KLp

Reacting to David Cameron’s speech at the Paris climate summit today, Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett, who is also in Paris, said: “David Cameron’s grandstanding on the international stage is riven with hypocrisy because of the complete incompetence of his government on climate change at home. “Since the general election the UK government has taken a wrecking ball to clean energy and low carbon policies, which means the nation’s approach is now way off track. “Support for renewable power and energy efficiency have been slashed, while fossil fuel firms have been feted with tax breaks and rule changes. “Future generations will pay a heavy price for this government’s economic and environmental short-sightedness and its fixation with fossil fuels. “It's to be hoped that other nations in Paris see the UK as irrelevant rather than taking their cue from the policies of Dav...

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