UK’s COP26 chief says ball in China’s court on making it a success

 1 hour agoLike|1Alok Sharma walking down a sidewalk next to a fence: New cabinet meet for the first time since British PM Johnson's reshuffle at Downing Street in London© Reuters/PETER NICHOLLS New cabinet meet for the first time since British PM Johnson’s reshuffle at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The ball is in China’s court when it comes to making the United Nations COP26 climate change conference in November a success, Britain’s Alok Sharma, the summit’s president, said on Sunday.a group of people standing on a sidewalk: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with Britain's Alok Sharma, president of this year's United Nations COP26 in London© Reuters/PETER NICHOLLS U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with Britain’s Alok Sharma, president of this year’s United Nations COP26 in London

Sharma, who said he had had “constructive and very frank discussions” during a visit to China earlier this month, said China’s President Xi Jinping had not yet confirmed whether he would attend the summit.Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi standing next to a person in a suit and tie: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with Britain's Alok Sharma, president of this year's United Nations COP26 in London© Reuters/PETER NICHOLLS U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with Britain’s Alok Sharma, president of this year’s United Nations COP26 in London

“In every conversation I had with the Chinese they were very clear that they want to see COP26 as a success so the ball is very much in their court,” Sharma told Sky News.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Alexander Smith) AdChoices

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