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Pace on climate change needs to pick up - Alok Sharma

World leaders need to quicken the pace if they are going to fulfil their commitments made at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, its president has said. Alok Sharma told BBC Scotland: "We had 120 world leaders here who made emotional heartfelt speeches about the need to tackle climate change, but frankly now they are going to have to deliver on the commitments that they made, and we need to ensure that over these next six months that pace quickens."
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The world has changed since COP26. The climate summit's president, Alok Sharma, on where the energy transition goes from here

This is an experimental feature. Some words or names may be mispronounced. Does it sound good? Yes / No. The President of COP26 says redrawing energy supplies in light of the Ukraine conflict is an opportunity to accelerate renewable production. Western nations are diversifying their energy supplies to reduce reliance...
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Special Agenda Dialogue: Alok Sharma and Gim Huay Neo

The international climate conference - COP26, in Glasgow - witnessed a slew of climate commitments from the public and private sector alike. It served as a meaningful juncture for multistakeholder collaboration. Middle of the road, between the two successive COPs, there is much to review and more to preview in...

Cop26 president Alok Sharma tests positive for coronavirus

Cop26 President Alok Sharma has tested positive for Covid, he has announced, hours after he sat on the frontbench next to Boris Johnson.Mr Sharma, who was due to travel abroad and therefore took a Covid test, discovered he had the virus on Wednesday afternoon.He had earlier been in the Commons answering questions from MPs and had sat next to Mr Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions.He tweeted: “I was due fly abroad this evening and as a precaution tested myself ahead of travel.I was due fly abroad this evening and as a precaution tested myself ahead of travelUnfortunately i have tested...

Danger that climate promises made at Cop26 ‘will wither on the vine’, Alok Sharma admits

Promises made at the Cop26 summit to prevent the climate emergency are at risk without urgent action, its president Alok Sharma is warning.Just three months after the landmark summit, there is a danger that the vital pledges made will “wither on the vine”, the cabinet minister will say in a major speech.Cop26 saw the world’s wealthiest countries fail to make commitments to keep global heating to 1.5°C – above which scientists warn runaway climate change is inevitable.The level of CO2-cutting pledges made will result in the planet warming by up to 2.4°C, even if they are followed up with...

Cop26 President Alok Sharma to urge countries to act on Glasgow agreement

Alok Sharma will urge countries to deliver on the pledges made at Cop26 so they are not “just words on a page” in his first major speech since the summit.Addressing stakeholders, business leaders and reporters at Chatham House in central London at around midday on Monday, the Cop26 President is due to encourage countries to work together on their commitments.Through the Glasgow Climate Pact signed in November, 197 countries agreed to strengthen their emissions-cutting targets for 2030 by the end of next year in an attempt to limit global warming climbing above 1.5C.Join @AlokSharma_RDG, #COP26 President at our upcoming members...

COP26 President Alok Sharma praises Tower Cold Chain for sustainable pharmaceutical logistics

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, Member of Parliament for Reading West, recently visited Tower’s headquarters located in his constituency in Theale. Here, Alok was able to witness the company’s innovative developments in robust, reliable, and reusable temperature-controlled pharmaceutical supply chain solutions. Tower’s extensive product offering is all fully...

COP26 president Alok Sharma on the road ahead after Glasgow

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with COP26 president Alok Sharma about promises and agreements made at the recent climate summit in Glasgow and what more needs to be done. What's it like trying to get nearly 200 countries to agree on something? Well, Alok Sharma recently found out. He's president of COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which wrapped up in Glasgow, Scotland, last month.