Nicola Sturgeon says there is ‘pressure on key leaders’ ahead of Cop26

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Nicola Sturgeon talked about climate change  (PA Wire)
Nicola Sturgeon talked about climate change (PA Wire)

Nicola Sturgeon admitted there was “a lot riding” on Cop26 in Glasgow.

In the accompanying shoot with the magazine, the First Minister looked flawless in a beige coat and cream turtleneck jumper as she talked about everything from working with Boris Johnson to climate change.

Speaking to Vogue, the politican said there was a “massive sense of responsibility” and “pressure” on the country leaders as Cop26 approaches.

The First Minister looked flawless in a beige coat and cream turtleneck jumper (Charlotte Hadden)
The First Minister looked flawless in a beige coat and cream turtleneck jumper (Charlotte Hadden)

She told the glossy magazine: “There is such a lot riding on it that there is a massive sense of responsibility and pressure on key country leaders...

“It probably is the last chance the world has to reach an agreement that is specific enough to meet the Paris 1.5 degrees target. It’s a massive opportunity but I think there will be a real difficulty if that opportunity is not taken.”

Previously, Ms Sturgeon addressed the “significant gap” between the target of keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees and the world leaders’ commitments.

Representatives from all around the world are descending on Glasgow ahead of the summit.

Ms Sturgeon faced questions over whether Cop26 could become shorthand for failing to tackle climate change.

She said: “I don’t think success at this summit can be taken for granted at all. And that’s probably an understatement. World leaders will gather here Sunday into Monday.

“And the position at the opening of the conference is one that sees a significant gap between where we need to get to to keep 1.5 degrees alive as the limit of global warming.”

Elsewhere in her interview with Vogue, Ms Sturgeon lifted the lid on the reality of working with the Prime Minister.

She said: “He tends to delegate most of his interactions with the devolved governments to Micahel Gove. That’s fine, Michael Gove and I work together well, but it’s a different approach to his predecessors. Maybe it’s just a bit of a fragile male ego. He seems to have a disinclination to be, metaphorically speaking, in the same room as me. It’s odd.”

The politican shared her renewed campaign for Scottish Independence and her confidence in it.

She told the magazine: “There’s no status quo: the UK that people wanted to stay a part of in 2014 arguably does not exist any longer.”

* Read the full feature on Vogue.co.uk

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