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Role of COP26 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 year to convince world leaders that immediate climate action is vital.

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

In this role, the 95-year-old will speak to political leaders about why action is needed to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

In a short video message, he said: “I am very honored to be entrusted with the role of People’s Advocate.

“There couldn’t be a more important time when we should have an international agreement.

“The epidemic has shown us how crucial it is to find agreement between nations if we are to resolve these global problems. But the problems that lie ahead in the next five to ten years are even more serious.

“It is crucial that these meetings in Glasgow, COP26, are successful and that nations finally come together to resolve the crippling problems the world now faces.”

He will also deliver a speech at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall next month.

File photo dated 04/02/20 of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and Sir David Attenborough at the launch of the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Summit at the Science Museum, London.  December 13, 2020 marks the first anniversary of Mr Johnson's victory in the general election.
Sir David has spent much of his life trying to convince the public and their leaders that climate action is urgent

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Sir David Attenborough has already inspired millions of people in the UK and around the world with his passion and knowledge to act on climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

“There is no better person to create momentum for further change as the COP26 climate summit approaches in November. I am extremely grateful to Sir David for agreeing to be the advocate of our people. “

COP26 President-designate Alok Sharma said: “Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity and the stakes could not be higher for our planet.

“The next decade will be decisive, or not, in reducing global emissions enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

“This is why I am delighted to be working with Sir …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 02:23:00