Boris Johnson says UK will stop using overseas aid to support coal mining or coal power plants – live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
- Boris Johnson urged to publish report on Russian meddling
- Labour leadership: Jess Phillips vows to stop acting ‘statesmanlike’
Greenpeace has given a qualified welcome to Boris Johnson’s announcement about the UK government ending aid spending on coal mining or coal power plant projects. (See 10.23am.) But it says the move does not go far enough. This is from John Sauven, Greenpeace UK’s executive director.
It’s great that in the middle of a climate emergency the UK government is finally putting a stop to taxpayers’ money being used to support coal plants and mines abroad. But if Britain wants to lead by example, it should also urgently phase out support for oil and gas developments, which are pushing the world closer to climate chaos.