Britain, 2nd November 2022: Rishi Sunak made the first major U-turn on Wednesday after becoming the British Prime Minister. After refusing earlier, Sunak has now said he will participate in the climate conference. The British Prime Minister will attend the COP27 summit in Egypt next week. Sunak wrote on Twitter, “There can be no sustainable development without taking action on climate change. There can be no energy security without investing in renewable energy.” He said he was attending the summit to “carry forward Glasgow’s legacy of building a safe and sustainable future”.

Last year, the COP26 Climate Conference (26th Annual Conference of the Conference of Parties) was held in Glasgow, UK. Many promises were made during this period. More than 40 countries in the world have promised to stop using coal by 2050. It was said here that the world still has a chance to avert the worst effects of global warming. Sunak says that he is ready to go ahead with these promises. The Climate Summit (COP27) will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt between the 6th and 18th of November.

Sunak’s decision to not attend the climate summit is being criticized. Earlier, Sunak had refused to participate in the upcoming climate summit to be held in Egypt. Sunak’s decision and the government’s ban on King Charles III from attending have been criticized by many around the world. Critics accuse Sunak of pulling back on Britain’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis.

Britain’s Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement last week that Prime Minister Sunak is not expected to attend the climate summit in Egypt due to various commitments. Britain will be represented by other senior ministers, including COP26 chairman Alok Sharma, the statement said.

The Egyptian government, which is hosting the COP27 summit, expressed “disappointment” at Sunak’s decision. The Guardian newspaper said in a report on Sunday that Sunak’s decision not to attend the COP27 talks and the barring of King Charles III from attending the conference has caused outrage in countries around the world.