UK looks to Cop26 climate summit to fix awkward relationship with Biden
(Climate Home News, 10 Nov 2020) The UK government is likely to try and use the Cop26 climate talks to rebuild its rocky relationship with US president-elect Joe Biden and his party, analysts have said.
Biden’s team are hostile to prime minister Boris Johnson because of his perceived similarity to Donald Trump, his Brexit policy and personal criticism of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton.
Despite this, analysts told Climate Home that Biden would be “pragmatic” and the two governments were likely to work closely together to increase the world’s climate action at November’s COP climate talks in Glasgow.
Both Biden and Trump have emphasised the similarities between Johnson and Trump. In December 2019, Biden said that Johnson was a “physical and emotional clone” of Trump. The outgoing president dubbed Johnson “Britain Trump” and praised him for taking the UK out of the EU.