REACTION: Oxfam response to UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, attending Cop27

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Responding to the news that the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, will now be attending the UN’s Cop27 summit in Sharm El-Sheik next week, Tracy Carty, Oxfam GB, Climate Change Policy and Advocacy Lead said:

“If the UK wants to be seen as a global leader, it needs to lead. It is only right that the Prime Minister attends the upcoming Cop27.

“The UK has a huge responsibility to deliver on promises made at Cop26 in Glasgow last year and to encourage other countries to deliver on existing pledges and commitments too.

“Low-income countries are already bearing the brunt of a climate crisis they did little to cause, with countless lives lost, and homes and communities destroyed.

“It is critical that the UK steps up, not only for the benefit of countries bearing the brunt of climate change, but also for its own credibility on the global stage.”


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