The British Government has defended this Monday the decision of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fly from Glasgow, in central Scotland, to London, in the south of England, when the meeting of political leaders held in the framework of the COP26 climate summit.
A Downing Street spokesman has confirmed that the conservative leader will travel in the same private plane operated by British Titan Airways with which he returned from the G20 last weekend in Rome (Italy), and has defended that it is a model very efficient.RELATED
Asked by journalists why he could not use the train, the source has indicated that it is about managing “significant time constraints” on the agenda of the head of Government, who this Tuesday urged countries to increase efforts to reduce their emissions of carbon in 2030 at the inauguration of COP26.
The spokesman has assured that the jet uses a special “sustainable” fuel mixture and is one of the most efficient aircraft of its size, in addition to the fact that the Government will also offset the emissions emitted, although it has not specified how.
“Our approach to tackling climate change is to turn to technology so we don’t have to change how we use means of transportation,” such as electric cars, he said.
Johnson presides this Tuesday a debate between leaders to try to agree on the next course in the fight against climate change, after which the leaders will return to their countries and their delegations will remain negotiating a possible agreement until November 12 in the Scottish city .