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Day: August 10, 2021

Time running out to avoid Cop26 failure, Johnson warned
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Time running out to avoid Cop26 failure, Johnson warned

Time is running out to avoid failure at the crucial climate summit the UK will host in November after a UN report found the world stands at code red, Boris Johnson has been told. A senior Conservative warned the prime minister had yet to make his promises a reality, while a respected think tank told Mr Johnson he must make the landmark gathering a personal priority to deliver success. As Tory MPs launched a group to fight climate action they claim will cost too much, the environment minister, Zac Goldsmith, appeared to reveal fears of an active campaign to sabotage Cop26 in Glasgow. But, despite calls for Mr Johnson to do the heavy liftingby using his clout to pressurise other world leaders into stronger commitments there are no plans for him to meet any before November, The Independen...