Boris Johnson will tomorrow hail this autumn’s COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow as “an important opportunity for the UK and nations across the globe to step up in the fight against climate change”, pledging to set out plans that ensure Great Britain leads the world in delivering a net zero emission economy. Johnson is set to attend an event tomorrow morning to officially kick off the COP26 Summit alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, whose government will co-host the high profile UN meeting, Sir David Attenborough, Mark Carney, and a host of leading climate experts. In his speech, Johnson is expected to underscore the government’s commitment to delivering on its net zero by 2050 target and confirm Ministers intend to pull forward the current target date for phasing out the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 to 2035.
Business Green 3rd Feb 2020 read more »
The former head of this year’s vital climate summit may sue the UK government for sacking her, the BBC has learned. Claire O’Neill, an ex-minister, was told by Downing Street that she couldn’t chair the Glasgow meeting because she was no longer a minister. But sources close to Mrs O’Neill say they think she was fired for criticising government failings. They say the process for the climate meeting was in disarray. The sources said different ministers were jockeying to lead the UN meeting, known as COP26, adding that the Prime Minister was out of touch.
BBC 3rd Feb 2020 read more »
Claire O’Neill, sacked by Boris Johnson last week from her role running a major UN climate summit in November, has accused the prime minister of a lack of leadership on climate.
FT 3rd Feb 2020 read more »
THE UK Government has defended the COP26 climate summit after an MP warned it is mired in “confusion and chaos”. The event, which will officially be launched today by Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been surrounded by controversy.
The National 4th Feb 2020 read more »