World leaders at the opening day of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, 1 November 2021.
Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP

Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP is the President of COP26. As part of his role he chairs the Climate Action Implementation Cabinet Committee, coordinating the U.K. Government’s actions towards net zero by 2050. Between 2019 and 2020, he served as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy and prior to that as Secretary of State for International Development. He previously held junior ministerial posts in the Department of Work and Pensions, the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Foreign Office, and the Cabinet Office.