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08 Dec 2008 05:12:46

Miliband calls for 'popular mobilisation' on climate change



Miliband calls for 'popular mobilisation' on climate change
Popular pressure has to be exerted on politicians to urge them to speed the arrival of the low carbon economy, according to energy and climate change secretary of state Ed Miliband.

Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Miliband said that a "popular mobilisation" was needed to push politicians to prioritise the limiting of carbon emissions, particularly during the economic downturn.

He said: "There will be some people saying 'we can't go ahead with an agreement on climate change, it's not the biggest priority'. And, therefore, what you need is countervailing forces. Some of those countervailing forces come from popular mobilisation."

Mr Miliband likened the need for tackling climate change to other causes which received popular support such as sexual equality, the suffragettes and the anti-apartheid movement.

At the weekend, thousands of environmental campaigners descended on Westminster demanding more action to tackle climate change.

They were expressing their support for renewable energy and their opposition to the expansion of air travel, new coal plants and agro-fuels.

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