The comments made by Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, on 22 April 2021.
The UK has shown that it’s possible to slash emissions while growing the economy, which makes question of reaching net zero not so much technical as political.
If we actually want to stop climate change, then this must be the year in which we get serious about doing so. Because the 2020s will be remembered either as the decade in which world leaders united to turn the tide, or as a failure.
So let’s come to Kunming in October and Glasgow in November armed with ambitious targets and the plans required to reach them. And let the history books show that it was this generation of leaders that possessed the will to preserve our planet for generations to come.