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Policymakers should be asking themselves whose quality of life worsens thanks to the current unplanned mess.
“I can tell you there was one hour where I really thought we weren’t going to get that deal over the line”, says the latter.
Sharma is “pleased” to have “closed off all of the outstanding elements of the Paris rule book”, among other important measures.
Although the COP26 President adds that yesterday’s deal was a “historic achievement”.
“The point here is that we have made progress and then we’re going to have to take stock of where there is a gap”, he says.
“Every country I’ve spoken to understands that climate change does not recognise borders”
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Many high-emitting nations are either avoiding COP altogether or stalling when it comes to committing to carbon targets.
After COP26, Sharma could be out of a job, and the impetus generated by hosting the UN climate change conference could be lost.
For some consumers, the Government may be repeating Labour’s mistakes – when it pushed for everyone to buy diesels.
Without China and India onboard, the ability to tackle climate change will become a losing battle.
The third piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
Polling by Ipsos Mori proves the Government is making progress in convincing people about its climate credentials.