The speaker at the COP 26 Launch is Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was also the Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and is the current leader of the Conservative Party.
When it comes to his environmental policies as Mayor of London, Johnson’s political record is a bit mixed. He has campaigned for a public bike system, but he has also fought back against restrictions on car traffic which were intended to combat air pollution and traffic congestion. In his speech at the COP 26 Launch, Johnson also mentions his campaign to make the taxis of London electric, referring to himself as a “visionary mayor” (l. 39).
As Boris Johnson is a member of the Conservative party, it would be important to note that the Conservative p...