Alok Sharma – 2021 Comments Ahead of Vatican City Trip

The comments made by Alok Sharma, the COP26 President-Designate, on 9 May 2021.

I am delighted to be visiting the Vatican City to learn about steps Catholics are taking around the world on climate change.

I am encouraged by the Catholic Church’s recognition of how urgently the world needs to act if we are to limit warming to 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of climate change.

Faith groups have a vital role to play in raising awareness and ambition around the world. Only through everyone working together can we bring about real change and leave COP26 with a successful outcome.