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Does Boris Johnson’s plan to persuade rich countries to help poorer nations reach net zero go far enough?

Ahead of Cop26, the prime minister is hoping to raise cash to help vulnerable nations slash their emissions. Climate Correspondent Daisy Dunne examines whether his plans can deliver

Monday 20 September 2021 18:32
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<p>Boris Johnson is hoping to raise climate funds for poorer nations ahead of Cop26 </p>

Boris Johnson is hoping to raise climate funds for poorer nations ahead of Cop26

With fewer than 50 days to go until Cop26 – the pivotal global climate summit taking place in Glasgow, Boris Johnson is moving into action.

He told reporters travelling with him to the UN general assembly in New York that his main goal for this week is to persuade other wealthy countries to come up with cash to help the poorest slash their greenhouse gas emissions.

The prime minister on Monday told leaders at the UN that developed countries have “collectively failed” to live up to promises first made in 2009 to give poorer nations $100bn (£73.2bn) a year by 2020 to help them cut their emissions and adapt to escalating climate impacts.

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