UK and India agree on roadmap to combat climate change by 2030

COP26 President Alok Sharma meets Japanese PM Suga

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had agreed with India on plans to combat climate change by 2030, including protecting forests and working together on the clean energy transition, as it prepares to host the COP26 UN Climate Summit later this year.

"The UK and India share a longstanding partnership and I am greatly encouraged by the steps we have taken today to bolster our joint efforts on tackling climate change," said COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)