While global energy targets under Sustainable Development Goal 7 SDG7 and the Paris Agreement provide a blueprint for the global energy transition, navigating the future path can be complex. It requires vast amounts of capital as well as long-term planning and coordination at multiple levels of government.
Further, as each country has its own national endowment of natural resources, cultural and legislative heritage, and regulatory infrastructure, each country will define its own pathway to a sustainable energy future. The ways we source and consume energy will have to change.
Transformation across sectors is needed — in how buildings, cities and transport systems are designed, and even how our taxation systems are structured. We need decisions on the use of fuels and technologies to account for the full costs of air pollution and climate change. Armida Alisjahbana. We need appropriate price signals, reduction of harmful subsidies, as well as carbon pricing in the future.
Hakob Vardanyan, Deputy Minister of Territorial Management and Infrastructures of Armenia spoke about the importance of regional and cross-border cooperation in the energy sector, as well as the need to increase the share of renewable energy in energy mix in the countries of the region. Furthermore if anything signalled a new direction, surely it would be a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
It is certainly true that Cameron placed an emphasis on issues which had previously not been within the discursive purview of Conservative leaders. Perceived as on the left of the Tories, he became their leader on the basis that he was the most palatable candidate to the electorate as a whole from amongst those on offer, rather than any real sentiment amongst Tories that a radically different approach to policy was needed.
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Greenleaf, is acknowledged. Nevertheless these policy objectives remain radical in their speed and reformist intent.
There is no doubt that the deficit reduction strategy is radical, indeed one of the most radical in the western world, and is arguably a deeper, faster reduction than any other undergone by the country in peacetime. However the language deployed in pursuit of this policy by key Conservative actors shows a mixed ideological heritage. Thus Cameron has learnt a discursive strategy here, but cannot be said to have learnt this from Thatcher, the lineage of appeals to nation being as old as politics itself and certainly as old as Disraeli. This is an audacious discursive land-grab from the realms of social democracy, one which is made all the easier by the TINA stance on the necessity of the plan.
Quite simply because we have to. Because any other road leads to ruin. The world has confidence in the plans we have set out. Vigilant at all times we remain — but there is no panic, no daily dread of the bond market, no paralysing fear that our credit rating could be lost, no immediate danger of a deathly spiral of higher interest rates.
The longer you leave it, the worse it gets. That this whole exercise reflects a particular view of the state. I do have a particular view of the state. I believe in public services. That modern government exists not just to provide resolute security at home and abroad, but also to provide the best in education and healthcare, and support for the Big Society. This is at the heart of my one nation conservatism. It is to these two notions that this discussion will now turn. The first truth is that unless we reform our public services, they will decline. We saw over the last ten years that more money without reform was a recipe for failure.
Less money without reform would be worse. But if someone believes that living on benefits is a lifestyle choice, then we need to make them think again [ But if this welfare state is going to gain the trust of the British people, it needs to reflect the British sense of fair play.
How easy it would be for them to give up and fall back on the state, like too many they see around them. Yet even when times are tight they strive to stay in work and do better for their children. It was one year ago in Manchester that David Cameron gave us this mission. He told this Conference that Labour had made the poor poorer.
That it had left youth unemployment higher and inequality greater. Labour failed. This is because they trusted too much in the power of the state to solve every problem. They confused being strong with being harsh and fairness with favours.
Strong, stable families. A school that gives you the skills you need for your future. Work where you can provide for your family. Streets that are free of drugs so that our children can grow up in safety. And freedom from debt. There are no easy decisions as we try to get the deficit down but we all suffer if we fail this test — the poorest the most.
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And I tell you Conference this coalition cannot reach for success by standing on the backs of the poor. However on closer inspection, the Big Society project is not so post-Thatcherite as one might think. A Big Society approach to caring for our ageing population. An approach that shifts power from the state to people and communities. That means giving real freedom and flexibility for the social care profession to find new ways of supporting people. Ways that draw upon the innate relationships and sources of support that lie underused within our communities.
It will require a double devolution of power. From Whitehall to Town Hall. And then from Town Hall to the citizen. We are giving patients the right to choose their doctor, and their treatment, anywhere which meets the standards of the NHS and costs the same as NHS prices or less. When health inequalities have widened — and men in different parts of Birmingham have a ten-year gap in life expectancy.
Why we are making the reforms. An historic commitment to increase NHS resources in real terms each year, despite the dreadful debts we inherited.