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Queen says we need to ‘change the way we do things’ during climate change discussion in Edinburgh | Climate News

The Queen said ‘we’re going to have to change the way we do things’ as she spoke with experts in Scotland about their research on ways to reverse the effects of climate change.

The monarch visited Edinburgh Climate change Institute on Thursday and discussed the impact of tackling the global problem.

Joined by his daughter Anne, The Princess Royal, she was on the premises of the University of Edinburgh for her final engagement as part of the traditional Royal Week visit to Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives in hybrid-electric Land Rover
The monarch arrived in a hybrid-electric Land Rover

The monarch arrived in a hybrid Land Rover and immediately noticed “it’s electric” as she got out of the vehicle.

When speaking to experts from ClimateXChange, she said: “It means that we will really have to change the way we do things, in the end.”

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Anne Marte Bergeseng, a representative of the organization, said her discussion with the Queen covered “everything, basically” about a greener future and what that will mean for everyday life.

Members of the royal family also met with representatives of the Children’s Parliament, who presented the monarch with two rowan trees.

They will be planted as part of the UK-wide tree planting initiative called The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), to mark the platinum jubilee next year.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales plant the first jubilee tree to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire earlier this year.
The Queen, pictured here with Prince Charles, is estimated to have planted more than 1,500 trees worldwide during her reign

The monarch unveiled a plaque for the institute and listened to a speech by university director Peter Mathieson, who spoke about the challenges faced by the workforce during the pandemic and what that may mean for the future.

The Queen then said: “It is not natural for us, …

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