David Cameron has praised the climate change deal following two weeks of intense negotiations at the UN 'COP21' summit in Paris.
In a statement published on his official Facebook page, the prime minister said the final outcome marked an important step towards ensuring "that our children and grandchildren will see that we did our duty in securing the future of our planet".
In my speech on the opening day of the conference, I set out the things I believed were needed to make this a good deal. I said it would have to ensure the world's temperature would not rise more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. In fact, the deal pledges to keep global warming 'well below' that figure – just as Britain had been calling for.
What is so special about this deal is that it puts the onus on every country to play its part. Britain has already been leading the way in that.
However, some have been quick to pull Cameron up on his all-singing, all-dancing championing of the deal.