United Kingdom Prime Minster Rishi Sunak on Wednesday, 2 November indicated that he has backtracked on his decision to not attend COP27, saying that he will be attending the United Nations climate summit next week.
Earlier, the British PM had said that he will not be in attendance for COP27, on account of "pressing domestic matters, including the preparation of the autumn budget."
“There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change. There is no energy security without investing in renewables. That is why I will attend Cop27 next week: to deliver on Glasgow’s legacy of building a secure and sustainable future," Sunak wrote on Twitter.
Sunak's earlier decision brought had got him under ire of environmentalists and the opposition alike, especially after it came on the heels of his predecessor, Liz Truss' 'attack on nature' attitude regarding climate policy.
Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Kier Starmer had called the event an "an opportunity to grasp" and not to "shun".
The Climate Summit is set to take place in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt from the 6th to the 8th of November this year.