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Johnson confirms COP26 date

Johnson confirms COP26 date 29 May 2020

Boris Johnson confirms new COP26 date, urges nations to focus on green deliveries (via edie)

 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterarted a desire for the UK to deliver a “sustainable” recovery from the coronavirus pndemic in a way that brings together key international nations to reach the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Address the Financing for Development in the Era of Covid–19 and Beyond virtual event, convened by the UN Secretary–General and the leaders of Canada and Jamaica, Johnson reiterated a green recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the event, Johnson confirmed the postponed COP26 Climate conference would be moved to 1–12 November 2021, to allow more time to recover from the economic and travel impacts of the virus, The Prime Minister also called for renewed collaborative action on climate change. 

“As we meet today, we face the greatest health crisis of our lifetimes,” Johnson said. “Every government is striving to protect out respective peoples, and that is exactly as it should be. Yet no single country holds the keys to victory against our enemy.

“If we are to defeat COVID–19, achieve a global recovery and avoid a future pandemic, then we must work together across borders. Our national efforts will count for little unless they are fortified by international cooperation. But once we move beyond the emergency phase, we owe it to our future generations to build back better and base our recovery on solid foundations, including a fairer, greener and more resilient global economy.”

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