MPs urge Rishi Sunak to attend biodiversity summit in Canada

Tory backbenchers are among 40 parliamentarians who asked PM to ‘stand up for nature’ at Cop15

Forty parliamentarians, including seven Conservative MPs, have privately written to Rishi Sunak imploring him to attend the Cop15 biodiversity conference, which starts next week.

In the private letter seen by the Guardian and organised by the all-party parliamentary group on the environment, the parliamentarians warn that a million species are facing extinction globally and that lack of high-level political buy-in could spell disaster for nature.

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