Sharm el-Sheikh, 7 November 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Rishi Sunak arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).
Rishi Sunak changed his mind about skipping COP27 earlier this week under pressure from opposition MPs and Climate activists. He originally turned down the invitation because he claimed to be too busy working on the November budget.
There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change.
There is no energy security without investing in renewables.
That is why I will attend @COP27P next week: to deliver on Glasgow's legacy of building a secure and sustainable future.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) November 2, 2022
Sunak joined other world leaders at the UN summit, including US Vice President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron, as he arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday night.
Today I will join leaders from across the world at @COP27P.
For our children and grandchildren, we must deliver on the legacy of Glasgow and protect the future of the planet. pic.twitter.com/tfbukFRBBC
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) November 7, 2022
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will push world leaders to “go further and quicker” in his opening speech on Monday to keep global warming to 1.5C over pre-industrial levels and prevent the worst effects of climate change.
At the COP27 summit, Rishi Sunak will address world leaders that the fight against climate change may turn into “a worldwide mission for new jobs and clean growth.”
The Prime Minister will also stress the importance of countries upholding their end of the bargain at COP26 in Glasgow last year.
After taking office as Prime Minister of the UK last month, Rishi Sunak is making his debut on the global scene in Egypt.
The UN Climate Change Conference under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and also known as COP27 will allow World Leaders and Climate activists to call for immediate actions on Climate change and Global warming.
Rishi Sunak will announce more than £200 million in investment for green technologies and forest protection in poor countries.
He will claim that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has “confirmed” the need to stop relying on fossil fuels, but he will counter that the action can spur the development of new green sectors.
Before his speech, Rishi Sunak met with French President Emmanuel Macron, the two leaders talked about migrants traveling over the English Channel in small boats.
*COP27 will continue for a week till 18 November 2022.