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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on climate summit deal

Keeping the 1.5 degree pledge alive is vital for the future of our planet, Rishi Sunak said. (Case)


On Sunday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed the agreement reached at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, but warned that “more needs to be done”.

“I welcome the progress made at COP27, but there is no time for complacency. More needs to be done,” the leader said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“Maintaining the 1.5 degree pledge is vital for the future of our planet,” he added.

The UN climate summit agreed on the creation of a “loss and damage” fund to help vulnerable countries.

But it has failed to cut emissions further to keep alive the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Rishi Sunak attended the summit, but only after turning back after invoking anger by initially refusing to attend the global event.

Sunak had argued that “pressing national commitments” would keep him away from COP27 in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, after inheriting an economic crisis from his predecessor Liz Truss.

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