Nicola Sturgeon: ‘COP26 more important to future of planet than Paris’s COP21’

The First Minister of Scotland said it is ‘vital’ the climate summit proves a success if humankind and the environment are to be safeguarded against climate change

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COP26 is more important to the future of the planet than the international event that spawned the Paris Agreement.

That's the suggestion from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, who spoke at Green Alliance's 'Countdown to COP' event in London yesterday.

She said: "The need for much more urgent action has never been clearer than it is today and that is why in my view, COP26 isn't just the most significant climate change conference since the 2015 climate summit, it is actually more important than that when we consider the urgency of the challenge we face."

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