Rishi Sunak is rushed out of the room by aides at the Climate Summit

Rishi Sunak is rushed out of the room by aides at the Climate Summit

Rishi Sunak is rushed out of the room by aides at the Climate Summit

Rishi Sunak is rushed out of the room by aides at the Climate Summit

Rishi Sunak was on stage at a climate change event when his assistants interrupted him. (File)

Sharm El-Sheikh.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak abruptly pulled out of the COP27 event on Monday, leaving dozens of spectators in a strange turn of events.

“UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has just been ushered out of the room by his aides midway through the launch of the Forest Partnership at #COP27,” UK Carbon Brief director Leo Hickman tweeted.

According to Hickman, who released video of the incident, Sunak was on stage for a climate change event when his assistants interrupted him. Immediately following, two of his assistants arrived and convinced Sunak to leave the event.

“About 2 minutes before he left, the assistant came on stage and whispered in his ear for more than a minute… there was a discussion going on, as if to leave at that moment?” Sunak remained, but another assistant. made a decision to return to him and urge him to leave,” he added.

Although Sunak abruptly left the COP27 event, it is unclear what information Sunak received from his aides.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, or COP27, opened on Sunday in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Britain’s first non-white prime minister has arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh after making a U-turn after attending a key climate meeting in Egypt.

In an earlier statement, Downing Street said Sunak would urge countries to implement the Glasgow climate agreement and outline his intention to make Britain a clean energy superpower at the climate summit.

The UK has already cut carbon emissions faster than any other G7 country, with renewables such as wind and solar now accounting for more than 40 per cent of our energy supply, a four-fold increase from a decade ago.

As the UK hands over the presidency to Egypt, Rishi Sunak is urging leaders gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh not to deviate from the promise of COP26, where countries came together to sign the Glasgow climate pact.

Sunak is scheduled to meet with world leaders to discuss new partnerships on energy security, green technology and environmental protection, and is expected to announce further funding to support the conservation of endangered tropical rainforests and countries on the front lines of climate change.

(Except for the headline, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a syndicated feed.)

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