Theresa May has given her first major commitment that Britain will continue to tackle climate change after leaving the EU, as she promised to ratify the Paris agreement by the end of the year.
The prime minister in her maiden speech at the United Nations in New York said that the UK is determined to play its part in the international effort against climate change. The UK will start its domestic procedures to ratify the Paris agreement before the end of the year to demonstrate UK’s commitment to the agreement reached in Paris.
Business groups hailed the move for sending a clear signal to companies to invest in the UK. As other major economies surge forward on climate action, it is important that the UK is not left behind.