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Making climate an election issue risks undermining the UK’s international role

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The views of voters are uncertain, while the damage to UK relations – and the climate – is inevitable.

In its 2021 Integrated Review the UK government identified climate change as ‘its number one international priority’.

The Review – which technically remains the UK’s defining foreign policy statement – promised the country would lead global efforts for net zero by 2050 and commit £11.6 billion by 2026 to help low-income countries deal with climate change.

It framed the UK as outside the EU, but still globally engaged and committed to sharing the burden on international challenges.

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