COP26: “Time for action”, says Queen Elizabeth at the climate summit

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THE Queen Elizabeth He told the United Nations Climate Change Summit today that “the time for words is now in time for action” as he urged world leaders to think about future generations when negotiating a deal to curb global warming.

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The 95-year-old monarch was to attend the meeting in Glasgow, but sent a videotape after tthe recommendation of her doctors to rest for two weeks.

“It is the hope of many that the legacy of this summit – written in history books that have not yet been published – will describe you as the leaders who did not miss the opportunity, and that you have responded to the call of these future generations,” said Elizabeth, oldest monarch and longest on the throne worldwide.

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“That you left this conference as a community of nations with determination, will and plan to face its impact climate change and recognize that the time for words has now passed to the time for action. “

She paid tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip

The queen paid tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 earlier this year. He recalled how Philip had warned at an academic gathering in 1969 about the need to address the threat of pollution. “If the state of global pollution is not critical at the moment, it is certain that the situation will become more and more intolerable in a very short time,” said Elizabeth, saying that this was what Philip had said.

The queen said she was particularly pleased to welcome the leaders to the summit, because “the impact of the environment on human progress” is an issue that deeply concerned Philip.

Elizabeth added that “could not be more conciseIt was continued by its two closest heirs, Prince Charles and Prince William, both of whom are attending the summit.

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