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Tearfund reacts to announcement of new COP26 president

13 Feb 2020

Dr Ruth Valerio, director of global advocacy and influencing at Tearfund, said:

“We welcome the announcement of Alok Sharma as the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy and incoming COP26 President.

“Mr Sharma now has about nine months to flex some huge diplomatic muscle for a successful climate conference in November, and get more countries to submit revised pledges to reduce their emissions to limit warming in 1.5°C.

“The UK must provide ambitious and inspirational global leadership by getting our finances out of fossil fuels overseas and instead increasing investment in renewable energy, as well as getting on track to achieve our own net zero commitment.”

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