COP26 role for Sir David Attenborough who will try again to convince world leaders of the urgency of climate action | Climate News


Sir David Attenborough will try again later this yr to convince world leaders that fast climate action is important.

Sir David has been named the “folks’s advocate” at the COP26 summit, to be held in Glasgow in November.

As half of the role, the 95-year-old will tackle political leaders about why action is required to stop the catastrophic penalties of climate change.

In a brief video message, he stated: “I’m vastly honoured to be given the role of folks’s advocate.

“There couldn’t be a extra essential second that we must always have worldwide settlement.

“The epidemic has proven us how essential it’s to discover settlement amongst nations if we’re to remedy such worldwide issues. However the issues that await us inside the subsequent 5 to 10 years are even higher.

“It’s essential that these conferences in Glasgow, COP26, have success, and that finally the nations will come collectively to remedy the crippling issues that the world now faces.”

He will additionally make a speech at the G7 leaders’ summit in Cornwall subsequent month.

File photo dated 04/02/20 of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and Sir David Attenborough during the launch of the next COP26 UN Climate Summit at the Science Museum, London. December 13th 2020 marks the first anniversary of Mr Johnson's General Election win.
Sir David has spent a lot of his life making an attempt to convince the public and their leaders that climate action is pressing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: “Sir David Attenborough has already impressed tens of millions of folks in the UK and round the world together with his ardour and data to act on climate change and defend the planet for future generations.

“There isn’t any higher individual to construct momentum for additional change as we method the COP26 climate summit in November. I’m vastly grateful to Sir David for agreeing to be our folks’s advocate.”

COP26 president-designate, Alok Sharma, stated: “Climate change is the biggest menace going through humanity and the stakes couldn’t be greater for our planet.

“The subsequent decade will be make, or break, for reducing international emissions sufficiently to keep away from the worst results of climate change.

“That’s the reason I’m delighted to be working with Sir David, a hero for our nation and our planet, to encourage action forward of COP26.”

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