Readout from meeting between COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan

COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met today in Tokyo to discuss their countries’ shared commitment to climate action in the lead up to the COP26 Summit, which will be held in Glasgow, in November.

Mr Sharma congratulated PM Suga on his personal leadership in the fight against climate change, notably through Japan’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.

They discussed the importance of near-term action to tackle the urgent threat of climate change. Mr Sharma set out the UK’s ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and welcomed Japan’s commitment to align its NDC with their Net Zero target.

They agreed to continue to work closely this year ahead of COP26, including through the UK-hosted G7.

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