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Boris Johnson cites Kermit Frog in UN climate speech

Climate Ambition Summit

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, injected humour into a United Nations General Assembly speech, appealing for greater efforts to tackle climate change. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, at the Climate Ambition Summit. Photo credit: Freddi Mitchell / No 10 Downing Street “We have an awesome power to change things, or to change things for the better, and an awesome power to ...

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UK Prime Minister calls on wealthy nations to meet $100b climate pledge

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, at a meeting of world leaders on climate change at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, warned that more must be given by rich economies to support developing countries’ transition to net zero. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Johnson and UN Secretary-General, António ...

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Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Ministers aim to make COP26 a success

Petersberg Climate Dialogue

The 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue ended on Friday, May 7, 2021 with a call to make this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow a success and to conclude negotiations on all unresolved aspects of the rulebook under the Paris Agreement. German chancellor Angela Merkel (L on screen) attends a virtual ’12th meeting of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference’ in ...

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British PM urges countries to cut emissions

Boris Johnson

Britain’s prime minister has urged countries around the world to make cuts towards carbon emissions while outlining Britain’s plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 78 per cent by 2035. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Boris Johnson described Washington’s pledge to halve emissions as “game-changing”, adding that developed countries should “do more” in comments at Thursday’s ...

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Australia defends climate stance after Britain urges ‘bold action’

Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 was forced to address the country’s climate change commitments after being urged by his British counterpart to take “bold action” to reach net zero carbon emissions. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Downing Street released details of an overnight call in which British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emphasised to Morrison “the ...

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Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus, says UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has called on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation, as he addressed a UN Climate Action Roundtable hosted by the UN Secretary-General. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Boris Johnson attended the virtual roundtable on Thursday, September 24, 2020 via video link from Downing ...

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Johnson accused of ‘confusion’ over plan to ease COVID-19 lockdown

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British regional leaders on Monday, May 11, 2020 accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sowing confusion with his plan to gradually ease the country’s near-lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The regional leaders insisted that social distancing rules remained unchanged, while a major trade union called for “caution ...

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