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Rishi Sunak Refutes Claims of Abandoning Climate Efforts at COP28

Rishi Sunak refutes claims of neglecting the climate crisis at the COP28 summit, despite scaling back some of the UK's net-zero commitments.
Despite a shift to allow petrol and diesel car sales until 2035 and authorizing new North Sea oil and gas projects, Sunak insists on balanced climate solutions that don't hinder the public financially.

The government introduced £888 million in fresh environmental funding, totaling £1.6 billion in anticipation of COP28, and a wind farm investment worth up to £11 billion by Masdar and RWE.

Former COP26 President Sir Alok Sharma expressed concern over the UK's weakening green initiatives, urging Sunak to commit further to eliminating fossil fuels. Sharma emphasized the need for consistent domestic policy to achieve international climate goals.

Sunak also postponed a mandate for new zero-emission cars to 2035 and canceled regulations for higher energy efficiency in rental properties. He pledged to approach climate action prudently, focusing on affordability for consumers while warning of the severe consequences of inaction.

At the UAE conference, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized Sunak for contributing to the polarized climate debate by retracting the UK's leadership role, stressing the global urgency for stronger climate action.

Rachel Kennerley of Friends of the Earth highlighted the contradiction in Sunak's call for climate action against his policy rollbacks, advocating for a hastened transition to a green economy to ensure benefits like job creation, lower energy costs, and improved energy security.

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