AT the COP27 summit, beleaguered PM Rishi Sunak urged world leaders to move “further and faster” in the transition away from fossil-fuel technology. He further pledged to make the UK a “clean energy superpower”.

However, the fact is the UK Government is making the climate crisis worse by the tacit approval of many new oil and gas exploration licenses and maybe opening a new coal mine in England.

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With weather-related disasters increasing around the world, in terms of floods and fires, drought, famine and rising temperatures, the UK Government’s actions since Glasgow’s COP26 have been questionable at best. Fine words must be matched by clear actions.

Grant Frazer