Boris Johnson plays down weakening of Cop26 coal ambitions

PM says ‘not much difference’ between ‘phasing down’ and ‘phasing out’ of the fossil fuel

Boris Johnson has said it was disappointing that China and India had watered down the Cop26 climate agreement, but claimed there was little difference between “phasing out” and “phasing down” coal usage.

The prime minister declared the summit in Glasgow a historic success, rating it “more than 6/10”, but acknowledged his “delight at this progress is tinged with disappointment”.

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