RIVALS Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will avoid a frosty climate showdown as they both jet to the Cop27 summit today.
The PM and ex leader have no plans to meet at the conference being held in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheik resort which kicks off on Monday, according to sources.
1Sunak and the ex-PM have both jetted off to COP27 today but not togetherCredit: AFPBoris also decided to head to the global event to cement his green legacy after the UK hosted the event last year in Glasgow.
Downing Street insiders welcomed his decision to go, saying Mr Sunak “thinks it is great the UK is so well represented” at the conference.
However allies close to Boris said he had a packed agenda but had no plans to meet the PM.
Last night Mr Sunak said he hoped to build on the success of last year’s COP26 after deciding to go to the global gathering after initially saying he would not go.
He will address the summit on Monday and last night said the climate battle was a “moral good” for the world.
Mr Sunak said: “When the world came together in Glasgow last year, nations agreed an historic roadmap for preventing catastrophic global warming.
“As I travel to COP27 in Egypt today, it is more important than ever that we deliver on those pledges.
“Fighting climate change is not just a moral good – is it fundamental to our future prosperity and security.”
He added: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and contemptible manipulation of energy prices has only reinforced the importance of ending our dependence on fossil fuels.
“We need to move further and faster to transition to renewable energy, and I will ensure the UK is at the forefront of this global movement as a clean energy superpower.”
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