Boris Johnson accused of making impossible pledge for climate crisis summit

The Independent | Jan 19, 2020 at 2:32 PM
  • Boris Johnson has been accused of making absurd claims about the crucial climate change summit the UK will host this year, after apparently misunderstanding what it can achieve.
  • Greenpeace accused the prime minister of “nothing but hot air”, while Friends of the Earth criticised “vague pledges without any substance”.
  • COP26 will start on the back foot after the COP25 talks in Madrid last month failed to achieve a breakthrough – despite a 500,000-strong demonstration led by Greta Thunberg.