UK must prepare for climate impacts, says government watchdog
16 September 2010
Reacting to today's Climate Change Committee report (16 September), which calls on the government to act now to prepare for the impacts of climate change, Friends of the Earth Scotland's Chief Executive Duncan McLaren said:
"It is inevitable that climate change will impact lives across the UK, and we have to adapt. Fortunately it's still possible for humanity to prevent climate change becoming catastrophic, and that means our efforts to cut emissions must remain top priority. Ministers mustn't short-change the climate when the spending review is unveiled next month.
"Climate change is a global problem, and the poorest nations are already being hit hardest by it, despite having contributed least to emissions in the past. For the sake of climate justice the developing world must be given money and resources to enable them to protect themselves and develop cleanly."
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Notes to editors
Download How well prepared is the UK for climate change? from www.theccc.org.uk/reports/adaptation
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