Rishi Sunak’s whistle-stop visit to the Cop27 climate summit in Egypt marked his first outing on the international stage since he entered No 10 a fortnight ago.
For a new Prime Minister who is relatively untested in diplomatic matters, the trip, speeches and string of meetings, all squeezed into one hectic day, appeared to go smoothly.
Mr Sunak struck an optimistic tone as he took to the world stage for the first time at the UN summit.
In his key speech to the gathering of world leaders, the Prime Minister told a cavernous hall from the stage: “By honouring the promises we made in Glasgow and by directing public and private finance towards the protection of our planet, we can turn our struggle against climate change into a global mission for new jobs and clean growth.
“And we can bequeath our children a greener planet and a more prosperous future. “That’s a legacy we could be proud of.
“So as we come together once again in common cause today, there really is room for hope.”
Speaking to Ian Collins about climate change, green industrialist. Dale Vince called for an end to meat eating.
“If you choose to eat meat, you’re responsible for an incredible amount of pollution