Prince Charles has urged the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison and other world leaders , to attend this month’s critical Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow, saying it could be the world’s last chance to take action.
In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC, the Prince of Wales was asked about Australia and Morrison as he discussed the climate crisis and the 2021 UN climate change conference, which begins at the end of the month. World leaders including Joe Biden , Boris Johnson , the queen and the pope will be present at the event , but Mr Morrison has yet not decided on whether he will attend .
When asked why it was important a world leader like Morrison attend, he said: “Well, that’s what I’m trying to say all the time, and the point being that this is a last-chance saloon, literally. “Because if we don’t really take the decisions that are vital now, it’s going to be almost impossible to catch up . It will be catastrophic”, he said .
The prince of Whales said he understands why campaigners from different Organisations demands action on the climate crisis but called for “more constructive rather than destructive” methods.
COP26 is seen as the most important climate meeting since 2015 , when the Paris agreement was signed . Prince Charles is a staunch environmentalist and has spent much of his life promoting and fund raising for green causes .