Rishi Sunak will promise to hasten the nation’s adoption of renewable energy sources.
After taking office as Prime Minister of the UK last month, Mr. Sunak is making his debut on the global scene in Egypt.
He arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh late on Sunday and will attend the UN meeting among other world leaders like Emmanuel Macron of France and Joe Biden of the United States.
Mr. Sunak will announce more than £200 million in investment for green technologies and forest protection in poor countries.
He changed his mind about skipping COP27 this week under pressure from opposition MPs and activists. He originally turned down the invitation because he claimed to be too busy working on the November budget.
He will promise increased international collaboration to hasten the switch to clean energy sources during the speech. In addition, he will exhort political and commercial leaders to uphold the agreements struck at the previous COP meeting, which was held in Glasgow last year.
Mr. Sunak will push world leaders to “go further and quicker” in his opening speech on Monday in order to keep global warming to 1.5C over pre-industrial levels and prevent the worst effects of climate change.
He will also host discussions on a range of subjects, including as environmental preservation, green technology, and energy security.
The Prime Minister’s pre-event statement read “We need to move further and faster to transition to renewable energy, and I will ensure the UK is at the forefront of this global movement as a clean energy superpower.”