By Press Association

New global climate deal must be legally-binding but commitments still unlikely to keep temperature rise within ‘safe’ limit, warns UK energy secretary

A new global climate deal expected to be agreed in Paris at the end of this year will not be ambitious enough to prevent dangerous temperature rises, energy secretary Ed Davey has warned.

Mr Davey, who admitted it was “quite likely” he would no longer be energy and climate change secretary by the UN climate talks in December, said a legally-binding treaty can be agreed at the negotiations – and would be the best way to curb global warming.