World undeniably heading in the right direction, says UK PM Boris Johnson after COP26

WION Web Team
Glasgow Published: Nov 14, 2021, 11:17 PM(IST)

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said although it is 'tempting to be cynical, but 'real action' was achieved.

As the UN climate summit COP26 closed in Glasgow, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the "world is undeniably heading in the right direction".

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had said earlier that "COP26 outcome is a compromise" while adding that the "fragile planet is hanging by a thread".

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The UK prime minister however asserted that although it is "tempting to be cynical", but "real action" was achieved.

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"Even the most pessimistic will tell you the 1.5 deal is still very much alive," the British Prime Minister said.

"The language be it 'phase down' or 'phase out' doesn't mean much different to me, being an English speaking person. Every member made granular commitment to reduce carbon emissions," the British prime minister said.

However, the UK prime minister added that the summit was "tinged with disappointment" since global agreement on getting rid of hydrocarbons could not be achieved.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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