In response to Boris Johnson's speech at the UN Climate Summit and the £1.2bn announcement for climate and endangered species, Dr Ruth Valerio, Global Influencing and Advocacy Director at Tearfund said:
"The UK has taken a positive step forward in investing in a bright clean future for poorer countries with clean energy and technology. However, it is still spending billions on outdated fossil fuels which will continue to make the climate emergency worse. This does not make financial or moral sense.
"Millions of young people are leading the call and demanding that world leaders cannot continue with business as usual. We need bold climate leadership from the UK government, as it gears up to host crucial climate talks in Glasgow next year."