“This is not the moment to abandon the campaign for net zero”, the former UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, told the opening day of the COP27 climate talks in Egypt.
Less than 24 hours after a chaotic parliamentary vote on fracking, the prime minister has resigned.
The world’s first diplomatic initiative to keep oil and gas in the ground was launched today at the COP26 climate talks. But it did not get the support of the UK and Scottish governments.
The prime minster has said the UK wants to phase out hydrocarbons completely and as quickly as possible.
The US president has said the leaders of China and Russia lost world influence by not coming to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.
The lights are flashing red on the climate dashboard, the president of COP26 said this morning at the opening of the climate talks in Glasgow.
The UK prime minister has said the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in less than 40 days must be a turning point for humanity.
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Claire O’Neill, the chair of the COP26 talks sacked by Boris Johnson last week, said the prime minister did not understand the climate emergency.
The Prime Minister is bringing forward a ban on UK sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035.