January 16, 2020 / 2:00 PM / 8 days ago

UK PM Johnson meets BoE's Carney to discuss climate finance

FILE PHOTO: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report news conference in London, Britain December 16, 2019. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday to discuss climate finance, Johnson’s spokesman said.

Carney, due to become the United Nations’ special envoy for climate change next year when he steps down from the bank, has previously said the financial sector has been too slow to address the risks from climate change and that politicians need to effect change now.

Johnson will also attend a summit on Libya in Germany on Sunday, the spokesman said.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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