Wednesday 2 November 2022

Rishi Sunak says he will attend COP27

Rishi Sunak says he will attend COP27

The Prime Minister has announced he will be attending COP27 next week.

This is after a large backlash to his decision not to make an appearance, which he originally stated was due to a focus on domestic issues.

COP President Alok Sharma and the Egyptian government were some of those who criticised Rishi Sunak’s decision – stating that climate change is just as much a pressing domestic issue as any.

This morning, former PM Boris Johnson revealed his attendance, which applied further pressure on Sunak to show face.

He tweeted: “There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change. There is no energy security without investing in renewables. That is why I will attend COP27 next week: to deliver on Glasgow’s legacy of building a secure and sustainable future.”

King Charles is still not expected to attend, instead holding a pre-conference in Buckingham Palace on Friday.

The climate summit will begin on Sunday in Sharm El-Sheikh, with world leaders and key politicians coming together to discuss critical action on climate change.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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