Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements - G20 Net-Zero Carbon

Mike Wood: We can be proud of the Prime Minister’s driving the global agenda on climate change, but what discussions has she had with her counterparts about how they can follow Britain’s lead as the first major economy to commit to net-zero carbon and help to reverse global warming?


Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

I thank my hon. Friend for raising this issue. I encouraged not only leaders around the European Council table but other leaders when I spoke at the G20 summit at the end of last week to follow the UK’s lead. I am pleased to say that a number have already shown their willingness to do so. We will continue with the message that we can play our part, but it will be truly effective only if everybody around the world recognises the need to take action.