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Climate change is Boris Johnson’s chance to show global leadership. Will he?

The Conservative manifesto skirted the issue, but with a huge majority and the UK hosting the next world climate summit, the PM should act boldly

By Tom Sasse  

Photo: Lu Yang/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Towards the end of his pre-breakfast victory speech on 13th December, Boris Johnson made a promise: “to make this country the cleanest, greenest on earth, with the most far-reaching environmental programme… you the people of this country voted to be carbon-neutral in this election—you voted to be carbon-neutral by 2050. And we’ll do it.”

You might feel like you’ve heard this one before. David Cameron famously flaunted his…

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