COP26: ‘If Glasgow fails, then the whole thing fails’, says UK’s Johnson

Following lukewarm commitments on climate change reached at the weekend’s G20 meeting, UK prime minister Boris Johnson said there are “no compelling excuses” left for delaying decarbonisation ahead of the opening of the crunch COP26 talks on Monday.

by Gareth Simkins
UK prime minister Boris Johnson appearing on the first day of the COP26 leaders summit in Glasgow. Observers are concerned that the crunch climate talks may not lead to a breakthrough. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
UK prime minister Boris Johnson appearing on the first day of the COP26 leaders summit in Glasgow. Observers are concerned that the crunch climate talks may not lead to a breakthrough. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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