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The Prince of Wales attends a deforestation and climate change meeting in London

29th October 2015

The Prince of Wales announced today that he will give a keynote speech at next month's climate change summit, COP21, during a meeting in London for CEOs and government ministers. 

World leaders will gather in Paris in four weeks’ time to attend the COP21 conference and attempt to reach a new international agreement to help limit global warming to no more than two degrees. The Prince of Wales will address the delegates at the opening of the summit.

Today’s meeting was hosted by the ISU and and the Department of Energy and Climate Change and guests included Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

His Royal Highness has been a strong advocate of taking action to protect the environment for many years. In 2007, he set up The Prince's Rainforest Group to find a solution to save the world's threatened forests. His Royal Highness addressed a UN international climate summit in Copenhagen in 2009 and the following year he gave a keynote speech to the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference.

You can watch The Prince of Wales’s speech from today’s meeting below or read it in full here