Environment & Energy Report

U.K.’s Sharma to Focus on Role Leading UN Climate Summit (1)

Jan. 8, 2021, 6:14 PM

Alok Sharma will step down as U.K. business secretary and focus full-time on his role as president of the United Nations climate conference.

Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed to replace Sharma as head of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said in a statement on Friday.

Sharma already held the role of president of the climate talks, known as COP26, but he will now focus solely on that role to “meet the high ambitions for the summit,” which is being hosted by the U.K. at year-end, Johnson’s office said.

Alok Sharma
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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