PM accused of hypocrisy for claiming climate is ‘foremost priority’

PM accused of hypocrisy for claiming climate is ‘foremost priority’

Host of Cop26 overseeing policies that will increase greenhouse gas emissions, campaigners say

Boris Johnson put the global climate crisis at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy on Tuesday, setting out his vision of “global Britain” after a government review placed climate as “the UK’s foremost international priority”.

The prime minister told MPs: “We will host Cop26 [climate summit] in Glasgow in November, and rally as many nations as possible behind the target of net zero [greenhouse gas emissions] by 2050, leading by example since the UK was the first major economy to accept this obligation in law.”

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