Boris Johnson joins UN Secretary-General and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in calling on governments to ensure recovery plans do not exacerbate the climate crisis. The UK government has today called for Covid-19 recovery plans to bolster the fight against climate change, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab telling global leaders at a major climate summit that it is “duty of every responsible government” to reboot economies along climate-resilient lines. “This means investing in industries and infrastructure that can turn the tide on climate change,” Raab said in a pre-recorded video message broadcast this afternoon at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which has been held virtually this year. “And it means doing everything that we can to boost resilience by shaping economies that can withstand everything that nature throws at us.”
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The two-day Petersberg Climate Dialogue finished yesterday evening, with ministerial leaders from the UK, Germany, the EU and the UN all delivering rallying cries for nations to focus on climate mitigation as part of any efforts to stimulate the economic downturned caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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