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UK climate diplomacy ‘already happening’ for Cop26 despite leadership vacuum
(Climate Home News, 11 Feb 2020) The UK’s diplomatic service has already done a “huge amount” to kickstart preparations for this year’s climate summit even as the government struggles to fill a leadership vacuum, the country’s top climate diplomat has said.
Awaiting the appointment of a new president for Cop26 in Glasgow, Nick Bridge, the UK’s foreign secretary special representative for climate change, said: “We have been able to do a huge amount” abroad already, citing work with civil society and businesses.
“Every ambassador and high commissioner is out there working out what that drum beat of action is and a lot of it is already happening,” he told an event organised by the think tank Green Alliance in London on Tuesday.
The role of Cop26 president has been vacant since UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson abruptly sacked Claire O’Neill from the role at the end of January. A new Cop26 president is expected to be announced on Thursday, as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
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