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Sturgeon and Gove make climate summit pledge

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Mr Gove and Ms Sturgeon were speaking at the same Green Alliance event in London

Scotland’s first minister has insisted that the Glasgow COP26 climate summit will not cause “squabbles” between the Scottish and UK governments.

In a speech to a think tank in London, Nicola Sturgeon said her government would work “closely and constructively” with its UK counterparts.

UK cabinet minister Michael Gove told the same event that the two governments were working together “very well”.

The summit will be held at the Scottish Events Campus in November.

But the build-up to the key UN event, which is expected to be attended by about 200 world leaders, has been overshadowed in recent weeks by a political row over the UK government’s decision to sack Claire O’Neill, who had been co-ordinating plans for the summit.

Ms O’Neill, a former Conservative minister, subsequently claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had “heartily and saltily” refused to give Ms Sturgeon an official role in the summit.

She also accused the Scottish government of behaving “disgracefully”


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