UK prime minister Rishi Sunak has reversed his decision not to attend the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, after confirming his attendance at the conference next week.
No 10 had originally said that Sunak was too busy preparing for the 17 November budget to attend the event taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 6 – 18th November.
The decision had been widely criticised, with Parliament’s cross-party environment group calling on Sunak to attend the summit in Egypt.
However, the PM took to Twitter this morning to share his plans to attend the conference, commenting, “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 COP27 next week: to deliver on Glasgow’s legacy of building a secure and sustainable future.”
Other world leaders attending the event include US President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron are due to go to the event too.
Yesterday, the official spokesman for Mr Sunak said that “significant progress” was being made on the financial statement.
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