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COP26 President Announced

COP26 President Announced 13 February 2020

Alok Sharma to be president of UN climate conference (via BBC)

By David Shukman 

The announcement that Alok Sharma will be Business Secretary and minister in charge of the COP26 climate summit did not specifically mention that he would be “president” of that crucial event in November.

That’s a role left vacant by the sacking of Claire Perry O’Neill and many were speculating about who would fill it.

The Downing Street press office has now confirmed to me that Mr Sharma will be president of the event, and that puts him right at the centre of some very difficult international negotiations.

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