The United Kingdom will host the 26th session of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2021 in Glasgow

British Parliamentarian and President-designate of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) Alok Sharma on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister and Alok Sharma discussed India-UK collaboration on climate change issues in the run up to COP26.

Tweeting about this meeting, Prime Minister Modi wrote: “Pleased to meet with COP26 President-designate Alok Sharma today. We discussed India-UK cooperation on climate change agenda and COP26. My best wishes to the UK for successful organisation of the climate summit.”

The Prime Minister reiterated India’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and to work constructively for a successful outcome at COP26. Sharma warmly recalled Prime Minister’s address at the Climate Ambition Summit in December, 2020

COP refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 26th session of which will be hosted by the UK in November 2021 in Glasgow.

The Prime Minister also expressed his commitment to work with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to further strengthen India-UK ties.

Earlier in the day, British lawmaker Alok Sharma had a fruitful meeting with Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar.

“Had an engaging and fruitful interaction with COP26 President Alok Sharma. India looks forward to the UK leadership to deliver on the unresolved issues of the Paris Agreement including long-term climate finance and other key issues,” Javadekar tweeted.