NEWS FROM COP26: Highland councillor blasts Boris, saying 'just because you agree something doesn't make it done'
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HIGHLAND Council councillor Trish Robertson has blasted the Prime Minister Boris Johnson for claiming a success at COP26 - before anything at all had changed.
Cllr Robertson who heads up the local authorities climate challenge committee was commenting after an agreement was finally reached on eradicating deforestation by 2030.
The agreement, reached by world leaders on Monday, will see areas around the Highlands protected.
And while, Cllr Robertson welcomed the news wholeheartedly, she said Mr Johnson was a bit premature in believing something had been achieved.
She said: "Boris claims we have had success already.
"Just because you agree something doesn't make it done.
"We will have success when the trees are no longer being felled.
"Carbon sequestration is a stop gap."
Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change.
She added: "We can not fix this unless action is taken."
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