David Cameron is the current leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, which also makes him Leader of the Opposition. Since becoming leader in late 2005, he has pushed the issue of climate change.
- “Since becoming leader of the Conservative Party I have sought to push the environment up to the top of the political agenda. Not only is it something that I feel strongly about, but I am aware that my position has given me a unique opportunity to stimulate national debate on an issue that we cannot afford to ignore. I intend to take it.This is one of the reasons I decided to go on a fact-finding visit with WWF to the Arctic Research Station at Ny Alesund in Norway. I want to see for myself the effects of climate change, not just to see a retreating glacier but to meet leading scientific and research experts. Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the world and we must have a much greater sense of urgency about tackling it.” – Source
- “We can only play a leading role tackling climate change if we become a low-carbon economy.” – Source
- “…I think it’s particularly important that in a recession, that we don’t junk our committment to the environment and to tackling climate change.”
- “The political declaration agreed at Copenhagen must not allow warming to go above 2C, it must include a proper mechanism for funding adaptation for poorest countries, and it has got to have a proper policy to protect rainforests,” – Source
I am unfamiliar with the British legislature, and do not know if Cameron has supported climate change legislation. Perhaps someone from across the pond can fill me in?