Moore has argued that the initiative wants to support “the main issue on the foreign policy agenda of this country and the planet“, in a year in which Scotland will host the UN Climate Summit COP26, from 1 to 12 November.
MI6’s green espionage
“When people assume commitments on climate change, it is perhaps our job to make sure that what they do really reflects what they have committed to, ”said the head of MI6, known in government structures as“ C ”.
“You have to trust, but also verify. Climate change, something in which everyone needs to sign up and play fair, occasionally you have to check that they are doing it ”, he said. Moore has also focused much of his message on a discussion of the “complex” nature of relations with China, a country that has “a very different set of values” and is the “largest issuer” in the world. In this sense, the head of the secret services highlighted the need to balance the climate negotiations responding to the challenges in Hong Kong and defending the UK’s academic freedom and intellectual property, while seeking a “positive relationship” with the Chinese.
“It is really important for both countries that we have a good relationship, whether due to trade or climate change, because if we do not cooperate with the Chinese, then, by definition, we will not be able to work with the country that will be in the next few years. It will become the largest economy in the world and which is also, without a doubt, the largest issuer, “explained the leader of MI6.
So now, in addition to prevent possible terrorist attacks, fight hackers and star in James Bond films, MI6 is committed to the SDGs and will ensure that countries comply with the 2030 agenda.
As host of the COP26, Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged countries to emulate the UK in its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 78% over 1990 levels by 2035 and reaching net zero by 2050.
The United States has substantially improved its commitments announcing that it will reduce its pollutant emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels by 2030, at the Climate Leaders Summit organized by President Joe Biden.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), organized by the United Kingdom in collaboration with Italy, will take place from October 31 to November 12, 2021 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow (United Kingdom) .