Sunak says the UK remains a world leader in decarbonisation

Dubai, December 1 (EFE).- British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stressed on Friday that the United Kingdom remains a global leader in decarbonization despite its decision to scrap several measures to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050.

“We have the best record on decarbonisation of any major economy,” he told British media on his way to attend the UN COP28 climate summit in Dubai.

“No matter how you look at it, we are leaders on this issue. We have been and will continue to be,” he said, adding that he would walk “with great pride” among the rest of the leaders “in defense of the country’s achievements.” The kingdom.”

The Conservative leader was strongly criticized by the opposition and environmental groups for postponing from 2030 to 2035 a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles and reissuing oil exploration licenses in the North Sea in order to ensure energy security.

The Prime Minister also announced that he was “delighted” that King Charles III, associated with nature conservation, would deliver an opening speech at this summit, which was also attended by Foreign Secretary David Cameron. And Labor Party leader Keir Starmer.

The London Prime Minister announced that he would use the eleven hours he spent at the climate meeting to speak with other leaders in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Regarding the controversy surrounding COP 28 President Sultan Al Jaber, who is also the director of the UAE state oil company ADNOC and who is accused of trying to conclude oil agreements at the summit, Sunak noted that the UAE “has shown great leadership.” “.

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“In particular, I am very happy that they have made incredible financial progress,” he said, referring to the agreement announced on Friday to boost the Loss and Damage Assistance Fund for poor countries most vulnerable to climate change. Evie

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