Alok Sharma in charge of COP26 climate summit and BEIS

The MP for Reading West has been promoted from International Development Secretary as part of Boris Johnson’s reshuffle

Alok Sharma has been appointed as Minister for the COP26 climate change summit taking place in Glasgow later this year.

He will be in charge of the UN climate summit, replacing Claire Perry O’Neill, who was sacked as President of the event just six months into her role.

The conference in November is expected to attract more than 30,000 delegates from around the world, including business leaders and climate experts, to commit to ambitious action to tackle climate change.

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