Johnson gives climate and biodiversity top billing at UN summit

Boris Johnson will unveil more than a billion pounds in UK funding to support the international fight against climate change and biodiversity loss at a key UN summit today, with the opposition Labour Party dismissing the new money as “paltry”.

Speaking before leaving for the UN headquarters in New York, Johnson put climate change and biodiversity as his “number two” priority after rising tensions with Iran.

“We'll be looking at how we can use new technology to tackle the problem of climate change, and of course, how we can stop the tragic loss of biodiversity, habitats, species going on around the world,” he explained. 

UN secretary-general António Guterres has called on governments to bring ambitious new climate policies to the table for this week’s climate summit. 

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