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Ahead of COP26, Johnson has sent out the right message to the world

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Boris Johnson is right that we must manage expectations, but also to use the opportunity to tout Britain’s green business credentials 

With just weeks to go before the COP26 summit in Glasgow, the prime minister couldn’t have articulated better how the world should be thinking about climate change. His choice of the phrase a “turning point for humanity” reminds us that we are at a critical junction – if we fail to act now, it may be too late.  

This is a message we have all heard before, but it was refreshing to hear Johnson offer constructive solutions as to how we can act now, rather than remind us of our failures to act in the past. He is correct to point out that developed and developing countries must not be expected to tackle climate change in the same way, but that they can and must work together for the common benefit of the planet.  

By taking this approach, the prime minister made good of the opportunity…

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