British embassies and high commissions in more than 40 locations took part in activities today to highlight the EU’s commitment to tackling climate change.
They co-ordinated programmes and social media campaigns in partnership with other Member States including Germany and France as part of the European Climate Diplomacy Day.
They aimed to encourage a heightened global response to the climate challenge ahead of the COP21 event in Paris in December.
Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay said: “The climate challenge is urgent and real. We need to see a strong and binding global deal agreed in Paris this year to limit dangerous climate change and pave the way for a secure and prosperous future for all.
“Britain and the EU are at the forefront of the international response. Today, our diplomatic missions worldwide are encouraging governments, business and civil society to take action. This work is vital. It is only through collective action globally that we can avoid catastrophic climate change.”