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Challenges for Alok Sharma

Challenges for Alok Sharma 14 February 2020

What are the tasks facing Alok Sharma as new Cop26 president? (via The Guardian)

By Fiona Harvey

Alok Sharma, the new president of the Cop26 climate conference to be held in Glasgow in November, has experience of working closely with developing countries on the climate crisis in his former role as secretary for international development.

This may be valuable in helping him forge the “grand coalition” that experts say is needed to break the deadlock on international climate action.

The last round of UN climate talks, in Madrid last December, showed the massive task that Britain will face as host this year in trying to build consensus on the issue.

Read more via The Guardian