Activists call for EU ban on fossil fuel advertising
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A coalition of more than 20 environmental and climate groups launched a campaign Monday calling for a ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship across the European Union, similar to bans on tobacco advertising. More than 80 Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Shell's oil refinery in the Dutch port of Rotterdam to draw attention to the launch of the European Citizens' Initiative calling for theMore than 80 Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Shell's oil refinery in the Dutch port of Rotterdam to draw attention to the launch of the European Citizens' Initiative calling for the advertising ban.
© Provided by People Clarence House Twitter Prince Charles and Joe Biden
Prince Charles and President Joe Biden shared a handshake and a chat over important issues affecting the world.
The two men greeted each other warmly on Tuesday while both attending the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. They posed for a photograph and when asked by the White House press team to shake hands for the cameras, Prince Charles replied: "One more for old times' sake."
Prince Charles, 72, and Biden, 78, discussed climate change for about 15 minutes, with Biden praising the royal family's "dedication to climate issues, particularly Prince Charles' environmental activism over the last half century," according to senior administration official.
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President Joe Biden wanted the stakes to be perfectly clear when he sat down with nine liberal Democrats in the Oval Office Tuesday to discuss ongoing legislative negotiations. © Al Drago/Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate with 40 world leaders at the East Room of the White House April 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030.
The men have met each other a number of times over recent years, including in 2015 when Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall met in the Oval Office of the White House with President Barack Obama and Biden, then serving as Vice President.
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Biden was spotted at Monday evening's reception being friendly with Charles' son, Prince William. The two were photographed with Biden placing a hand on William's shoulder with a big smile.
The climate change conference hosted leaders and activists from around the world including U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
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Ahead of the summit, Prince Charles met with Jeff Bezos and his partner Lauren Sánchez to discuss combating climate change.
"The Prince of Wales has been involved in fighting climate change and protecting our beautiful world for five decades — far longer than most," Bezos wrote alongside a shot of the trio together in Scotland.
"We had a chance to discuss these important issues on the eve of #COP26 — looking for solutions to heal our world, and how the @BezosEarthFund can help," Bezos added. © Provided by People DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Prince Charles and Prince William
Also on Tuesday, Prince Charles delivered a speech at the World Leaders Action on Forest and Land Use event at the conference.
He called the meeting "absolutely vital" as "it is here that we will explore together the scale of the systemic shifts that need to happen really urgently if the world is to succeed in delivering a positive future for nature and people alike, and I mean urgently as so many people and communities are already suffering seriously from the increasingly dire impact of climate change. We also have to act before the hydrological cycle breaks down altogether."
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Charles concluded by saying, "I can't believe how many times I've made speeches like this all over the world during the past 40 years and to no avail, but I can only pray that this session will provide us with a real sense of the seriously urgent, systemic shifts that need to happen to deliver on our vision, and I urge you all to take forward whatever we discuss today with implacable resolve and determination to make things happen on the ground." © Clarence House Twitter Prince Charles and Joe Biden
Pippa Middleton takes baby Grace out for a stroll in Chelsea .
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister, 37, caught a few evening rays as she pushed her four-month-old daughter in a navy stroller along the streets of Chelsea, south west London. Already mum to son Arthur, two, she and multi-millionaire financier husband James Matthews, 45, welcomed little Grace in March. Pippa looked chic in a long check button-down dress in shades of blue, which tied at the waist.Opting for a casual look, she teamed it with white tennis-style trainers and whisked her brunette locks back into a messy bun.Pippa kept her make-up natural and sported minimal jewellery - bar her large 3.