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ActionAid Head of Advocacy Barry Johnston commented on the PM’s attendance at this week’s UN Climate Summit and the 69th UN General Assembly.

“With hundreds of thousands taking to the streets last weekend, politicians have been given a huge mandate to redouble their efforts on tackling climate change and to protect the poor and vulnerable — those who suffer most from its impact.

“In his speech the PM gave a welcome endorsement of the need for a binding global deal and importantly, one that works for developing countries.

“But fine words at summits are not enough. What’s important now, as Cameron heads for the Conservative Party conference and into the election, is that he carries this message consistently, and if re-elected, delivers on these promises in 2015. The hundreds of thousands who marched will be watching.”

Barry Johnston also commented on the PM’s discussions with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the post-2015 development framework – the Sustainable Development Goals.

He said: “The UK must push for a post 2015 framework that is fully and fairly financed, and puts women living in poverty at its heart with a specific goal about women’s rights.”