Cameron backs Climate Bill
Tony Juniper and David Cameron speaking in Devon
David Cameron made a Big Ask last week. The Conservative leader publicly called on the Government to introduce a Climate Change Bill in the Queen's Speech.
Mr Cameron took a break from his family holiday in Devon to make the call at a press conference, alongside Friends of the Earth's director Tony Juniper.
Meanwhile, Tony Blair got back from Barbados to find a letter waiting for him. Signed by opposition parties, environment and development groups, it also called for a Climate Bill in the Queen's Speech.
At the press conference
Mr Cameron suggested that passing the Climate Bill would be a legacy Mr Blair could be proud of. He said that Prime Minister had introduced "hundreds of bills" which would be forgotten.
[The Climate Bill] would be a Bill that will be remembered long after he's gone, long after I've gone.
He said that the need for annual carbon cuts should be the basis of a new consensus on the issue - leaving parties free to debate which carbon-cutting policies worked best.
Our children will judge this generation of political leaders on our ability to put aside petty party differences in order to pull together in the face of this threat.
Press for change
Take part in the Big Ask. Big Month. Big Lobby.
© Nick Davies/Friends of the Earth