Cop27: Ursula von der Leyen urges global north to follow in EU’s footsteps

The European Commission president has told Cop27 in Egypt ‘Europe is stepping up, despite Covid and the Russian war’, to tackle the climate crisis.  Speaking on the centre stage, Ursula von der Leyen urged the global north to follow the EU’s example. ‘Those in need in the developing world must be supported in adapting to a harsher climate,’ she said. ‘We urge our partners in the global north to stand by their climate finance commitments in the global south’. Cop27 day two: world leaders call for urgent action, saying ‘nature lashing out and citizens losing patience’.