19 January 2022
Dunne questions COP26 President on focus of remaining months of UK presidency

Philip Dunne asks the COP26 President what particular item of the COP26 commitments will he seek to make the most progress in the remaining months of the UK presidency.

Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con)

Important steps were made at COP26 but some were left incomplete. In my right hon. Friend’s remaining time as COP President, until November, on what particular item will he seek to make the most progress?

Alok Sharma (The COP26 President)

My right hon. Friend is right: a whole range of commitments were made, some of which will continue beyond the end of 2022. As I said, a key commitment was for countries to revisit their emissions-reduction targets by the end of 2022. We will work with the COP27 presidency from Egypt to ensure that countries deliver.