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Prince Charles to tell world leaders ‘war-like footing’ required to fight climate crisis

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The Prince of Wales will tell leaders at COP26 they need to be on “a war-like footing” to tackle the climate crisis, according to Sky.

Prince Charles will make one of the keynote speeches at the opening ceremony for the summit in Glasgow on Monday and is expected to call for a “vast military-style campaign” to incentivise the private sector into making the changes needed to address environmental issues.

The 72 year-old royal has spent decades as a champion for the environment and will be accompanied at the summit by his wife Camilla.

The prince will be the most senior royal at the summit since the Queen will miss the summit to rest following advice from doctors.

Although, the Queen will address attendees in a video message.

Prince Charles also delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of COP21 in Paris in 2015.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Rome on Sunday, the future king described COP26 as “the last-chance saloon.”

Prince Charles said: “Quite literally, it is the last chance saloon. We must now translate fine words into still finer actions.

“And as the enormity of the climate challenge dominates peoples’ conversations, from newsrooms to living rooms, and as the future of humanity and nature herself are at stake, it is surely time to set aside our differences and grasp this unique opportunity to launch a substantial green recovery by putting the global economy on a confident, sustainable trajectory and, thus, save our planet.”

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