Unlike his mother, HM King Charles III has been vocal about environmental concerns for more than 50 years and has pressured legislators toward his preferred environmental policies. These have mostly concentrated on protecting nature as opposed to using clean technologies or redistributing resources. Promoting old British buildings is another hobby.
Former advisor Tony Juniper is a British environmentalist. “I think he’s done pretty much more than anyone really to raise awareness and call attention to what’s needed and, most importantly, to bring people together to think through the solutions,” he told Climate Home News. “The depth of his knowledge and the breadth of his interests is quite remarkable.” When asked about the King’s driving forces, Juniper responded, “He is very focused on people. This is all about the wellbeing and welfare of humankind, you know, the fact that he finds common ground with indigenous people in the rainforest, visits flood victims in England, and aids communities whose way of life is threatened by the collapse of fish stocks.” Ten days later, Charles himself issued a warning on population growth, plastic waste, marine oil pollution, and increasing emissions from “gases blasted out by countless automobiles and airplanes” in the context of the UK.
King Charles III was an early and steadfast supporter of action when climate change entered the discussion. He frequently delivers the opening remarks at climate conferences. Despite the monarchy’s ceremonial role, climate analyst Nick Brooks told Climate Home that King Charles III might influence his capacity as Head of State.