British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to urge world leaders at COP27 to move “further and faster” in transitioning to renewable energy. Mr Sunak is currently in Egypt for the UN climate summit after U-turning on a decision not to go.
In his address today Monday, he will say Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “reinforced” the importance of ending dependence on fossil fuels. COP27 follows a year of climate-related disasters and record temperatures.
The prime minister will also tell leaders gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh not to “backslide” on commitments made at last year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow intended to prevent global temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.