UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he’s too busy dealing with inflation, crime, and illegal immigration to attend next week’s climate change summit in Egypt.

But that doesn’t mean he won’t attend.

“There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change,” Sunak said in a statement Wednesday.

“There is no energy security without investing in renewables. That is why I will attend COP27 next week: to deliver on Glasgow’s legacy of building a secure and sustainable future.” Sunak, who served as Britain’s chancellor under former PM Boris Johnson, initially said he couldn’t make the summit because of “depressing domestic challenges,” .

But just hours after Sunak’s predecessor, Boris Johnson, said he would attend the summit, Sunak announced he would, too.

“I will be attending the climate talks in Sharm El-Sheikh next week,” Sunak tweeted Wednesday.

“I will be there for the long term.”

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak is a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 13 February 2020 to 5 July 2022, and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 24 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. (wikipedia)