COP26: Former world leaders urge UK for ambitious 2030 climate goal

Michael Holder
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Boris Johnson launching COP26 at the Science Museum earlier this year
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Boris Johnson launching COP26 at the Science Museum earlier this year

The Elders write to Boris Johnson arguing enhanced UK climate action 'would reverberate around the world' and set tone for COP26 next year

A clutch of influential former world leaders have urged the UK government to unleash an ambitious net zero plan ahead of next year's COP26 climate summit, arguing that the impact of doing so "would reverberate...

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