Responding to reports of the removal of Claire O’Neill as President of COP26, Former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Climate Change Ed Davey said:
“It is extremely alarming that the President of COP 26 has been forced out of her role. The Prime Minister must get a grip and announce a new COP team within a few days.
“During the election Boris Johnson pretended that he was interested in tackling the climate emergency. His words have not been met with any action whatsoever.
“We have no department for climate change and no President of COP which is the key global climate summit. The climate clock is ticking and Boris Johnson has no plan and no interest in forming one.”