Dangerously narrow climate window: Charles

Prince Charles says there is a dangerously narrow window for slowing climate change.
Prince Charles says there is a dangerously narrow window for slowing climate change.

Prince Charles, in recorded remarks at an environment event in Saudi Arabia, has said there is a "dangerously narrow window" to accelerate climate change action.

Citing experts, he said the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, which is due to start at the end of October must have nationally determined contributions with "clear baselines" and net-zero emission targets by 2050.

He was addressing the Saudi Green Initiative forum, at which leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia had earlier on Saturday announced its target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2060.

Prince Charles said the Saudi Green Initiative and a wider Middle East Green Initiative, which Riyadh will host on Monday, would help accelerate the great progress already made.

Australian Associated Press