COP26: Gove and Sturgeon pledge ‘close collaboration’ despite clash over venue

Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon have said the UK and Scottish governments are determined to work closely to make November’s UN climate talks a success, despite reports of a stand-off over the choice of venue.

Addressing a conference organised by the Green Alliance on Tuesday, Gove, who is considered to be a strong candidate to take on the COP presidency in tomorrow’s reshuffle, said there is now the “right political framework for action” on climate change. 

“You have a UK Conservative government working with a Scottish Nationalist Scottish government,” he said. “And whatever our other differences, a determination to make this a success.”

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