Boris Johnson will call on nations to make big commitments on climate change at virtual UN meeting

BORIS Johnson will call on nations to make ambitious commitments on climate change when he addresses a virtual UN today.

The PM will announce that the UK will co-host an event with the UN on December 12th to mark the five-year anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement where most countries committed to cut emissions.

The Prime Minister will say: “As the world continues to deal with coronavirus we must look ahead to how we will rebuild, and how we can seize the opportunity to build back better.

“The UK will lead by example, keeping the environment on the global agenda and serving as a launch pad for a global green industrial revolution.

"But no one country can turn the tide – it would be akin to bailing out a liner with a single bucket.

“We cannot let climate action become another victim of coronavirus.

"Let us be the leaders who secure the very health of the planet for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.”

Next year Britain will host the global climate summit COP26 in November 2021.

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