Rishi Sunak took to the main stage at Cop27 to highlight the commitments made in Glasgow, pointing out that the UK was the first economy in the world to commit to reaching net zero.
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He said ‘there is no solution to climate change without protecting and supporting nature’, reminding the room of the commitments made to protect more than 90% of the word’s forests.
He added that he believed in climate action because ‘I profoundly believe it is the right thing to do’, showering praise on Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, and highlighting the devastating floods in Pakistan.
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