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Could climate action be the issue to bring Joe Biden and Boris Johnson together?

As the prime minister seeks to distance himself from ties to Trump, prioritising climate cooperation could be a ‘natural fit’ for both Johnson and Biden, environment analysts tell Daisy Dunne

Monday 09 November 2020 18:16 GMT
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A man on a rooftop looks at approaching flames near Camarillo, California. The president-elect has promised to put climate action at the heart of his agenda for the next four years
A man on a rooftop looks at approaching flames near Camarillo, California. The president-elect has promised to put climate action at the heart of his agenda for the next four years (Getty)

As it was finally confirmed late on Saturday that Joe Biden had won the US election, leaders from across the world rushed to bring focus to the climate crisis in their first messages to the president-elect.

Among them was Boris Johnson, who said in his first official statement to Mr Biden: “The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”

Later on, he told reporters: “I think now with President Biden in the White House in Washington, we have the real prospect of American global leadership in tackling climate change.”

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