UK says not looking to postpone COP26 climate summit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a conference about the UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit, at the Science Museum in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it was not looking to postpone the United Nations' Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, but was exploring what different COVID-19 scenarios might mean for the summit.

"We are not looking to postpone the summit," a spokesman for the government said. "We are working on the basis of COP26 being held in person this November, while closely monitoring the COVID situation.

"The summit team is working closely with all partners and exploring what different scenarios might mean for COP26 and how we plan for that, whilst putting the health of the participants and the local community first."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and William James; editing by Michael Holden)