As she makes a historic appearance, the Queen expresses her support for Charles’ lifelong efforts.
THE QUEEN’S PRESENCE AT THE COP26 climate change summit is yet another indication that she supports Prince Charles’ long-term efforts and recent appeals.
Last week, it was reported that the Queen would be attending the two-week summit. “We are thrilled to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will be attending #COP26,” the official United Nations Twitter account said.
Alok Sharma, who will serve as the president of the COP26, expressed his excitement at the news on social media.
“I am ecstatic that Her Majesty the Queen will be attending #COP26,” he said.
Delegates, international leaders, and activists from all over the world will convene in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss the climate issue, as well as the deadly wildfires and floods that have swept the globe.
The event was supposed to happen last year, but it was postponed owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
During the conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is also the host, is likely to press countries to agree on carbon reductions in order to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Her Majesty’s decision to attend the climate change summit comes at a time when she has become more vocal about environmental issues.
The monarch made an unexpected intervention on climate change during her Royal Week in early July.
Princess Anne spoke with specialists from Climate XChange on the effects of addressing the climate catastrophe while visiting the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute with her.
“It does imply, in the end, we’re going to have to change the way we do things,” she said.
In her 2019 Christmas message, the Queen contrasted fighting a war to defending the environment.
“The challenges many people confront today may be different from those my age experienced, but I’ve been struck by how new generations have brought a similar sense of purpose to matters like protecting our environment and climate,” Her Majesty stated.
The sovereign has rarely been so forthright about the environment and the climate crisis.
Prince Charles, on the other hand, who is also set to speak at the conference, has been vocal about his environmental concerns for more than five decades.
He wrote a comment article earlier this month pushing firms to go green in order to boost the odds of saving the earth. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”