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The Prospect interview: Ed Miliband

Prospect talks to the energy and climate change secretary ahead of the Copenhagen summit

By Oliver Morton   November 2009

Prospect There’s a big sign downstairs in your office giving us the countdown to Copenhagen. But is there a risk of making one meeting too central to climate policy when it’s really a generational problem?

Ed Miliband I think setting a deadline has concentrated minds. In September, the Chinese president came to the UN and essentially changed his domestic policy; Japan has announced 25 per cent emissions reduction by 2020 and India is taking big new steps on solar. It’s not just another summit because you’ve got Obama in his first year in office in the US, and developing countries…

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