King Charles III will host a pre-conference reception at Buckingham Palace for key COP27 figures on Friday 4th November 2022, it has been announced.
Uniting around 200 countries, COP (Conference of the Parties) is the United Nations conference on climate change that takes place every year. It sees world leaders and heads of state present their plans to reduce carbon emissions, with discussions this year including attempts to address loss and damage.
COP27 was originally expected to take place last year, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it will run from Sunday 6th November — Friday 18th November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. King Charles will not be attending the summit in Egypt.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about King Charles' COP27 reception, including guests and event details:
Who will attend King Charles' COP27 reception?
Bringing together over 200 international business leaders and decision makers, King Charles' reception at Buckingham Palace will mark the beginning of the annual climate-related conference in Egypt.
The King will not be attending the conference in Egypt on the advice of the government, but will instead show his environmental support from the UK. Reports from The Telegraph said that Downing Street confirmed it was a "unanimous" decision between the Government and Buckingham Palace that it "would not be the right occasion for the King to visit in person". Rishi Sunak will also not be attending the summit in Egypt.
Former energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said Rishi was right not to go, saying: "The cost of living won't be solved in Sharm el-Sheikh where each hotel room for the conference is £2,000 a night."
What will happen at the COP27 reception?
The reception has been organised to facilitate discussion of climate change, sustainable growth, and progress made since COP26 in Glasgow. The King is not likely to give a speech at the COP27 reception, however his Sustainable Markets Initiative will feature.
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