PM launches COP26 after stinging attack from sacked president

Prime minister Boris Johnson has promised to bring the world onboard with the net-zero agenda at the official launch of preparations for this year’s UN climate conference, but the event was undermined by allegations of poor planning.

Speaking at the Science Museum this morning, Johnson said: “We are trying to get people focusing on what this country is doing to tackle climate change and how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which as I understand it is swaddling the planet like a tea cosy.

“We want to get everybody to agree to use new technology such as electric batteries, wind turbines, solar panels, all that kind of thing, so they stop producing so much greenhouse gases,” he added.

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