Boris Johnson tells Chinese President all countries must step up climate change ambition
The Yahoo News reported according to Reuters, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Chinese President Xi Jinping during a call on Friday that all countries need to step up their climate change ambitions at the COP26 United Nations climate summit, including on phasing out coal.
Aspokesperson for Johnson's Downing Street office said in a statement: "He emphasised the importance of all countries stepping up their ambition on climate change at COP26 and taking concrete action to cut emissions and expedite the transition to renewable energy, including phasing out coal."
According to the report, Xi is not expected to attend COP26 in person.
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According to the statement, the two leaders, whose countries have been at odds over Hong Kong and human rights in Xinjiang, "recognised that there were areas of disagreement and difficulty in the bilateral relationship."