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Policy paper: Communiqué from COP26 Devolved Administrations Ministerial Group

The first COP26 Devolved Administrations Ministerial Group took place today. The meeting was chaired by the COP President Designate, Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP.

The attending Ministers were:

From the UK Government: COP President Designate, Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, Iain Stewart MP; Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Simon Hart MP; Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Robin Walker MP.

From the Scottish Government: Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

From the Welsh Government: Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths MS.

From the Northern Ireland Executive: Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots MLA.

The Ministerial Group discussed the UK Presidency Objectives for COP and public and stakeholder engagement on COP26.