I know from conversations with constituents and from the flow of emails in my inbox, how important the issue of climate change is to the residents of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. When I recently asked the COP President about the importance of involving young people in this work, I was pleased to hear that the COP26 team went to a lot of effort to ensure that all voices in our global community were included through the setting up of the COP26 civil society and youth advisory council.
I recently visited West Lodge Primary School in Pinner, who took the opportunity to directly contribute to the conference virtually. Not only is it important that these young voices are heard, but it was great to see the passion they had for their environment. I was pleased to seek assurances from Alok Sharma that for the remainder of our presidency year, the voices of young people will be integral to driving climate action.