Climate warning

Sarah Chabane

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Rishi Sunak

Climate warning

Rishi Sunak, the new UK Prime Minister won't attend COP27

Rishi Sunak will not attend the Cop27 climate summit, Downing Street has said, despite the new British prime minister having promised this week to prioritise the environment. 🤡 His predecessor, Liz Truss, had reportedly planned to go to at least one day of the summit, but Sunak’s spokesperson said he had “other pressing domestic commitments”. Some people had been hoping Sunak would take the climate crisis more seriously than Truss and were even optimistic after he announced he would uphold the ban on fracking, a commitment made in the 2019 Tory manifesto. The spokesperson said the autumn budget was among Sunak’s top priorities, but the government remained “committed to net zero and to leading international and domestic action to tackle climate change”. The wrong message to send to a burning world and after Britain has dealt with one of the warmest summers in its history.

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  • Muhammad Fahd Khan

    29 w

    He has changed his decion

    • Patrick Kiash

      30 w

      That's a huge disappointment! I thought he will act different from the one who resigned, let's hope he will not follow the same path as her predecessor.

      • Ford Brodeur

        30 w

        You’d think going to COP27 would be on top of his list after the summer the UK had this year…

        • Gorffly mokua

          30 w

          It is sad seeing the world class leaders backing out of COP27, this shows that climate change matters are No longer part of their top priorities Now! If this trend continues then we are in great danger! Something Must be Done.

          • Cynthia Mealy

            30 w

            @gorffly_mokua web*are* in great danger! This is so disappointing.

          • Ingmar Rentzhog

            30 w

            It is a disgrace. UK was the host of the last meeting, and it is custom that they are very much involved in the following climate meeting. Rishi Sunak is a BIG disappointment!

            • Sheila wanjiru Nduta

              30 w

              Our leaders are failing us

              • Tabitha Kimani

                30 w

                We really require the influence of top leaders on climate actions.

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