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Reacting to calls today [Thursday 27 February 2014] by leading UK companies for Westminster to act on climate change, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Guy Shrubsole said:

"Our politicians cannot ignore the growing pressure for urgent cross-party action on flooding and climate change anymore – this crucial issue has been kicked into the long grass for far too long.

"With the floods already estimated to have cost the economy at least £600m, cutting flood defences is a false economy - and stopping climate change from getting worse is an absolute no-brainer.

"All parties must convert their recent warm words on climate change into rapid action - committing to flood defence spending that keeps pace with rising seas, and redoubling efforts to cut emissions by powering up with clean, renewable energy."


Notes to editors:

1. Leading businesses have a letter published in today’s FT saying that recent flooding emphasises the need to address climate change:
2. £600m figure = latest PwC estimate

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