1. Richard Edgar

'Financial crisis an excuse' for not tackling climate issues

Head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Angel Gurria has told ITV News "we have to put a big fat price on carbon" to tackle climate change and "we have to start now."

On Chancellor George Osborne's comments that Britain should not be "in front" of the world in tackling climate change, Gurria said: "The UK has been a leader...the problem is the financial crisis is being used as an excuse."