Rishi Sunak finally present at COP27

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For the start of COP27, many heads of state are expected in Egypt for a week-long summit on the climate emergency, including the new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The latter had initially tried to avoid the event, but he changed his mind four days ago in the face of general discontent.

With our correspondent in London, Marie Boeda

The Prime Minister has more pressing commitments, Downing Street announced last week, including budget preparation, while the country is going through one of its worst economic crises in forty years. But he is criticized for lacking leadership on the environment. He finally gives in to the pressure and recognizes that there is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change.

This is another encouraging gesture for environmentalists, as he has already reinstated the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. But there are still major disagreements on environmental issues, especially with regard to oil and gas exploration in the North Sea, as the Prime Minister maintains. A way to alleviate the current energy crisis associated with the war in Ukraine, according to him.

A change in the environment

Meanwhile, Just Stop activists maintain their spectacular actions to raise awareness. And the government does not comment.

Already this summer, during the debates between the candidates to replace Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak had assumed that he did not put the environmental crisis as a priority, declaring that “ we must not go too fast and too hard with climate action He had also joked about the subject by admitting that in his family his two young daughters are climate experts and that he took advice from them.

Support for Alaa Abdel Fattah

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also intends to take advantage of COP27 in Egypt to raise the issue political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattahon hunger strike for more than 200 days and very weak, he said in a letter sent to his family on Saturday.

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