Legislators from 13 countries have sent a message to the G8 to address climate change, clean energy and sustainable development when they meet in St Petersburg later this week. They pointed out that energy security and climate security needed to be tackled together. “If we do not successfully address both, we risk undermining our development, economic and security goals” they said.Legislators came from the (G8) countries and the ‘plus five’ comprising Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa for two days of intensive discussions at the European Parliament. They concluded: “Climate security and energy security are inextricably linked. Energy efficiency and diversification of energy sources are key responses to both.”

But there is one thing everyone telling the G8 to act, it is another thing them finally acting.