UN / CLIMATE ACTION BORIS JOHNSON

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Following a “Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action,” United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, will be “a turning point for the world.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters
2. Close up, reporter’s notepad

20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom:
“I think that Glasgow COP 26 is a turning point for the world. And it’s the moment when we have to grow up and take our responsibilities. I think we go through, you know, a period of glorious indifference about the world. We’ve been through that. We’ve been through our childhood if you like; we now have got to realize this is a problem that requires a grip and there are changes we are going to have to make. But people should be optimistic because we can make these changes whilst encouraging the creation of literally millions of high-wage, high-skill jobs.”

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4. Close up, reporter’s notepad

20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom:
“It is the developing world that is bearing the brunt of catastrophic climate change in the form of hurricanes and fires, and floods, and the real long-term economic damage that they face. And yet, it is the developed world that over 200 years has put the carbon in the atmosphere, that is causing this causing this acceleration of climate change. And so, it is really up to us to help them.”

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6. Close up, reporter’s notepad

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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom:
“We are not counting our chickens. We want to see where we get to. We made a lot of progress in Carbis Bay, the numbers are increasing – the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay - the numbers are increasing. We heard some promising commitments from our friends in Sweden and Denmark, Italy, and others; the EU, but the United States is crucially important.”

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8. Close up, reporter’s notepad

20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom:
“Of course, I understand the feelings of injustice in the developing world and the passionate appeals we just heard from Costa Rica, the Maldives, and other countries just now. But I say to them, what I said to them is, yes, that’s why we got to get the funding to help you make the progress that you need. And that’s why the 100 billion dollars is so important.”

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10. Close up, reporters’ laptop computers

20 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom:
“The UK and France are shoulder to shoulder in the Sahel, fighting terrorism in the Sahel. We are shoulder to shoulder in the Baltic states, in NATO’s largest current mission. And there’s an extraordinary fact; there is one other country in the world with whom we share a programme to do simulated nuclear testing. Which country is that? It’s France.”

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12. Close up, reporter’s notepad

STORYLINE:

Following a “Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action,” United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (20 Sep) said that the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, will be “a turning point for the world.”

Johnson said, “we now have got to realize this is a problem that requires a grip and there are changes we are going to have to make. But people should be optimistic because we can make these changes whilst encouraging the creation of literally millions of high-wage, high-skill jobs.”

The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the presidency of the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister told reporters, “it is the developing world that is bearing the brunt of catastrophic climate change in the form of hurricanes and fires, and floods, and the real long-term economic damage that they face. And yet, it is the developed world that over 200 years has put the carbon in the atmosphere, that is causing this causing this acceleration of climate change. And so, it is really up to us to help them.”

Asked about the prospects of reaching the goal of 100 million US dollar commitments from developed countries for climate action, Johnson said, “we are not counting our chickens. We want to see where we get to. We made a lot of progress in Carbis Bay, the numbers are increasing – the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay - the numbers are increasing. We heard some promising commitments from our friends in Sweden and Denmark, Italy, and others; the EU, but the United States is crucially important.”

He said, “of course, I understand the feelings of injustice in the developing world and the passionate appeals we just heard from Costa Rica, the Maldives, and other countries just now. But I say to them, what I said to them is, yes, that’s why we got to get the funding to help you make the progress that you need. And that’s why the 100 billion dollars is so important.”

Asked about the state of bilateral relations with France following the dispute over the sale of submarines to Australia, the Prime Minister said, “the UK and France are shoulder to shoulder in the Sahel, fighting terrorism in the Sahel. We are shoulder to shoulder in the Baltic states, in NATO’s largest current mission. And there’s an extraordinary fact; there is one other country in the world with whom we share a programme to do simulated nuclear testing. Which country is that? It’s France.”

The Informal Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action follows the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which signaled a “code red for humanity”. The roundtable will address gaps in urgent actions on climate mitigation, finance and adaptation. It will be a chance for national leaders to demonstrate solidarity and ambition to keep the world’s 1.5C temperature goal within reach. It seeks to ensure that by the November climate talks in Glasgow, countries have resources to boost climate action and protect their people from climate impacts.
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