Alok Sharma is MP for Reading West

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Alok Sharma is MP for Reading West and a member of the Conservative party.

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Last week I was in Australia to meet with @Bowenchris & other Ministers in ⁦@AlboMP⁩’s new government to discuss 🇦🇺 increased climate ambition

I also heard from Ngunawal Indigenous elders on the impacts of #climatechange

See a summary of the visit👇

Pleased to have opportunity to hear directly from communities impacted by rising sea levels in 🇫🇯

Also chaired roundtable with Pacific High-Level Champions who discussed urgent need for accessible finance for adaptation

I will continue to advocate for SIDs

Watch the wrap up👇🏼

Great to speak to @LiceMovono for @abcnews while in Fiji 🇫🇯 about the impact #ClimateChange is having on vulnerable communities in the Pacific

As I told her, we need all #G20 to play their part & deliver #GlasgowClimatePact commitments

📻Listen again https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/sharma-in-fiji-for-climate-change-visit/13992252

Great to speak with the Multilateral Development Banks together with Ministers

We discussed progress on mobilising private finance, scaling up adaptation finance and improving access to finance

Ahead of #COP27, we must drive ambition and turn commitments into action

A pleasure to meet with new Korean Environment Minister, Han Wha-jin 🇰🇷

I look forward to working closely together to deliver the commitments our countries made in the #GlasgowClimatePact

Thoughts with all those affected by the fire in Red Cottage Drive in Calcot

Thanks to the emergency services for all their hard work in dealing with the fire and supporting local residents

Excellent meeting with @jacindaardern to discuss the implementation of 🇳🇿 #COP26 commitments and opportunities to work together on climate finance and support for the Pacific

Good to meet with @ClimateCommNZ to discuss 🇳🇿 plans to decarbonise key sectors including agriculture, transport and energy

Great to be in New Zealand 🇳🇿

Very good set of meetings with Ministers ⁦@jamespeshaw⁩ ⁦@DamienOConnorMP ⁦@DavidParkerMP⁩ ⁦@MaramaDavidson⁩

We discussed sectoral emission reduction plans, climate finance & support for Pacific Island States

I visited Buretu Village in 🇫🇯 where I heard from the community and saw the devastating impact of #ClimateChange due to rising water levels

We must deliver on the #GlasgowClimatePact to help protect communities like Buretu and others across the #Pacific region

Delighted to meet 🇫🇯 Attorney General and Minister for Economy and Climate Change @AiyazSKFiji to discuss Fiji’s #ClimateChange priorities for #COP27

Look forward to continuing our work together on the #GlasgowClimatePact and accelerate #ClimateAction to help keep 1.5 alive

📢1,000 GREEN jobs 👷🏾‍♀️👷🏼‍♂️👩‍💻👨🏿‍💼

@AlokSharma_RDG 🗣️I welcome the announcement from ScottishPower that it is launching its biggest ever recruitment drive in green jobs, with at least 1000 jobs to be filled in the next 12 months

👉 https://bit.ly/3OxuNAF

#ClimateAction #ComeJoinUs

Pleased to join Pacific High-Level Champions in 🇫🇯 to hear more about their priorities and discuss key #ClimateAction issues facing the region, including loss & damage

The 🇬🇧 #COP26 Presidency is committed to working with and advocating for SIDS ahead of #COP27 and beyond

Delighted to be with civil society, youth groups and Indigenous communities in 🇫🇯 Fiji for a keynote address at ⁦@ForumSEC⁩ , followed by inspiring words from @NasaloSalote

Listening to and championing these voices continues to be a priority of mine as @COP26 President

Enjoyed catching up with COP26 President, The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP @AlokSharma_RDG, and @ukinaustralia High Commisioner, @VickiTreadell, to talk about climate action and how Australia can play its part and show leadership.

Last week I visited 🇮🇳 for the third time as @COP26 President

India has set some ambitious #ClimateAction targets - from renewable energy to electric vehicles

The 🇬🇧 continues to support 🇮🇳 turn #COP26 commitments into action

Watch highlights from my trip ⤵️

When the COP President ⁦@AlokSharma_RDG⁩ needs a lift to Parliament House, I’m happy to oblige! Gave us a chance to talk about our Govt’s plans to cut the taxes on EVs and roll out EV fast chargers once every 150km on our highways.

Great to meet with Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum here in Australia 🇦🇺

We discussed the importance of increased climate ambition to boost economic growth and protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change

#GlasgowClimatePact #COP26

A series of positive meetings with the new government in 🇦🇺

We discussed Australia’s renewed climate ambition including action on renewables, phasing out coal, zero emission vehicles and climate finance

Look forward to continuing to work with 🇦🇺 to deliver faster #ClimateAction

Honoured to meet Ngunawal Indigenous elders who told me about the impacts of climate change in 🇦🇺

As stewards of 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples are leaders in how to develop nature-based, resilient and effective solutions to #ClimateChange

@COP26

Business is critical to deliver the #GlasgowClimatePact and faster #ClimateAction

Great to meet 🇦🇺 business and finance leaders in Sydney today

Australian businesses are committing to ambitious climate targets, helping create resilient green growth and support new jobs

Great to meet with New South Wales Treasurer and Energy Minister @Matt_KeanMP to discuss the work being done at state level in 🇦🇺 to reduce emissions and grow the economy by driving green investment

#COP26 #GlasgowClimatePact

Arrived in 🇦🇺 Australia and great to be welcomed by our brilliant 🇬🇧 High Commissioner ⁦@VickiTreadell⁩

Looking forward to a super programme of government and business meetings

Visited a community centre in New Delhi 🇮🇳, where I heard from local workers who have relocated their homes and livelihoods due to the impacts of #climatechange

All countries must urgently deliver on the commitments made in the #GlasgowClimatePact to protect people and planet

Great discussion with Dr PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister @narendramodi⁩, on 🇮🇳-🇬🇧collaboration through the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure ⁦⁦@cdri_world⁩

Also discussed India’s climate ambitions and commitments

Very productive meeting with 🇮🇳 Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister ⁦@byadavbjp⁩

We spoke about #COP26 commitments & discussions at Intersessional in Bonn, finance, Glasgow Breakthroughs & Just Energy Transition Partnerships, as well as the road to #COP27

Very informative visit to the 🇮🇳 National Institute of Solar Energy ⁦@Nise_Gurgaon⁩ to see green hydrogen production and applications - a great example of India's shift to renewable energy

Also discussed potential of solar, need for finance & maintaining climate ambition

"I want to emphasize the vital role that young people play in pushing countries to be more ambitious in their NDCs," says NDC Partnership Co-Chair of the UK @AlokSharma_RDG at #YEF2022. "Through NDC Partnership support, young people were directly engaged in NDC enhancement."

A pleasure to meet @NITIAayog Vice Chair @suman_bery & CEO @paramiyer_

Discussed shared #ClimateAction priorities including clean energy and transport

I welcome NITI’s progressive approach to drive the clean energy transition and look forward to continued collaboration 🇮🇳-🇬🇧

V good to be back in India & thanks to Acting High Commissioner ⁦@JanThompsonFCDO⁩ & @UKinIndia⁩ team for a great programme

Looking forward to discussing clean energy and transport transitions, #COP26 commitments and even closer 🇬🇧-🇮🇳 collaboration on green growth

Delighted to speak at the @Y20Indonesia Youth Summit held in Jakarta 🇮🇩

We must continue to champion youth voices to encourage #ClimateAction and protect the future of our planet 🌎

Great to chair and excellent turnout at @CEN_HQ hustings for MPs to grill @conservatives leadership candidates on climate, nature and biodiversity issues

All five candidates confirmed that they are committed to #netzero by 2050

Taking part in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue to make further progress on climate action on the road to ⁦@Cop27P⁩

Thanks ⁦@ABaerbock⁩ & CPD Sameh Shoukry for hosting

Ministers & speakers highlighting the v negative impact of global warming in their own countries

Business backs #netzero and #greenlevies support vulnerable households as well as the expansion of renewables capacity

Have a listen #leadership @conservatives

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https://www.channel4.com/news/how-much-will-the-tory-leadership-candidates-commit-to-climate-policy via @alextomo

Excellent interview with @AlokSharma_RDG by @alextomo on @Channel4News proving much needed demolition of a load of myths on green levies, net zero etc. good for them for keeping it up.

“Anyone aspiring to lead our country needs to demonstrate that they take this issue [global warming] incredibly seriously…I want to see candidates very proactively set out their support for our net zero agenda, for green growth.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/16/climate-chief-alok-sharma-warns-i-may-quit-if-new-pm-dumps-net-zero-pledge?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Pleased to speak with former @UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about adaptation and climate finance to support developing nations

Look forward to continuing to work together to progress action in these areas

⁦@bankimooncentre⁩

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