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Isle of Man to join Paris Climate Agreement 'this year'

Cabinet Office team working to formally approve extension

It's hoped the Isle of Man will join the Paris Climate Agreement by the end of the year.

The chief minister told Tynwald work is being done to enable that, with November the target for admission.

"Having the climate agreement extended to the Isle of Man will clearly signal to the international community our commitment to tackle climate change".

Howard Quayle, speaking in Tynwald this morning, responded to a question from Garff MHK Daphne Caine:

Mrs Caine welcomed the news, but asked why it had been left until now to join the agreement, and whether it would be beneficial to have an IoM representative at the COP 26 (2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference) in Glasgow:

 

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