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Anna McMorrin – 2021 Comments on Prime Minister and US Climate Leaders’ Summit

The comments made by Anna McMorrin, the Shadow Minister for International Development, on 22 April 2021.

The Prime Minister’s statement highlights the gulf between his government’s climate rhetoric and delivery.

Stripping away vital aid funding as well as continued funding of fossil fuel projects overseas despite his government’s new policy shows talk is cheap. This Government’s hypocrisy must end.

This Earth Day world leaders must listen and learn from climate vulnerable communities everywhere and ensure they are at the heart of decision-making and mobilise the finance to advance progress. Taking real climate action will mean greater health, prosperity and security for all home and aboard, from East Africa to East Yorkshire.