Boris Johnson is making a statement on the G20 summit in Rome and Cop26.
He says at Paris the world agreed to keep the increase in global temperature to 1.5C.
Now is the moment of global reckoning, he says.
If we fail, Paris will have been a failure, and every other summit too, he says.
He says if global temperatures were to rise by 2C, coral reefs would be destroyed. There would be an ever warming and acidic ocean.
He says the G20 summit provided “encouraging evidence” of that will to deal with this.
Britain was the first G20 country to commit to net zero. Now 18 of the G20 countries have done that, he says.
He says the G20, including China, agreed to stop funding international coal projects.
The G20 also agreed to levy corporation tax at 15%.
It adopted a target of vaccinating 70% of the world’s population against Covid by next year, he says.
And the G20 agreed to work together to address supply chain problems, he says.