King Charles will attend COP28 opening, Buckingham Palace says

Countries hope to strike a deal on the increase in capacity at the global climate negotiations at the event

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Published: Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3:29 PM

King Charles will attend the opening of the COP28 climate summit later this month where he will deliver an opening address, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

The British monarch, 74, who has campaigned on environmental issues for most of his life, will attend the start of the United Nations climate meeting on December 1 in Dubai on behalf of the government and following an invite from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates.


On the eve of the summit, King Charles will attend a reception to launch the inaugural COP28 Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum which is running alongside the UN event, the palace said.

"While in the UAE, the king will take the opportunity to have meetings with regional leaders, ahead of COP28," the statement added.


Countries hope to strike a deal on the increase in capacity at the global climate negotiations which will run from November 30 to December 12 with a focus on the gaps in the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement that established the 1.5ºC ceiling.

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