The UK’s climate champion, Nigel Topping, says he is stubbornly optimistic that the world will converge on an agreement to forge a transition to a net zero future at the UN climate talks later this year. Topping’s role in the run up to the UN Cop26 climate summit, to be held in Glasgow in November, is to drive and encourage action from businesses, civil society, and local and regional government on climate change. Topping acknowledges the need to be sanguine about the fact that the world has not done enough and is running out of time. “But I am a stubborn optimist,” he said. Topping, who was appointed the UK’s climate champion by Boris Johnson last year, said: “We do know what needs to be done, we do have solutions and we are rapidly seeing the whole world converge on an agreement.
Guardian 18th May 2021 read more »