COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma visited Turkey on Wednesday 16 June to discuss the urgent need for international collaboration and action against the effects of climate change ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow this November.
Mr Sharma meet the Turkish Environment and Finance Ministers, as well as the Deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Energy Minister to discuss the priorities for COP26, including the Paris Agreement and the critical goal of limiting a global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, and Turkey’s perspectives on climate action.
Sharma has offered UK support for Turkey’s climate action including its ongoing energy transition plans. The programme will support Turkey to develop a pipeline of low-carbon projects which will build the capacity of project developers to access green finance funding.
He said “It is important that the UK and Turkey work closely ahead of the summit in November and I am very happy to be here to meet the Turkish government, businesses and civil society to discuss accelerating climate action ahead of COP26…”