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How world leaders' high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action

By Steve Westlake, PhD Candidate, Environmental Leadership, Cardiff University
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When UK prime minister Boris Johnson took a one-hour flight to Cornwall for the G7 summit, he was criticised for being the latest example of a world leader sending the wrong signals through their travel choices. Rather than being the only practical choice, or an oversight, taking the plane appeared to be deliberate and symbolic, as revealed by Johnson’s response to those questioning it:

If you attack my arrival by plane, I respectfully point out that the UK…

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