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Queen Rania of Jordan calls on ‘global collaboration to address climate crisis

Queen Rania of Jordan calls on ‘global collaboration to address climate crisis

Jordan's Queen Rania calls for 'global collaboration' on climate crisis

We all stand to lose if we don’t act quickly.


Queen Rania of Jordan has called for “global cooperation” to address the climate crisis. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on their first Royal Tour in two years.

Charles and Camilla arrived in the country on Tuesday will also tour Egypt over the next four days.

Chris Ship, ITV News Royal Editor, spoke to Queen Rania about Charles’ role in combating climate change. discussed the health of the Queen after her majesty was forced to miss Sunday’s remembrance serviceDue to a sprained rear.

Queen Rania stated that climate change is a serious threat to the Middle East. “The prognosis is very dire… Jordan is the second most water-scarce nation in the world, and the dwindling rains still hit us where it hurts.”

“A country like Jordan has a very small carbon footprint. We must work together globally and make shared commitments if we want to make a real difference in the world.


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Her comments are days after those of world leaders COP26A new climate agreement was reached, but it was criticized for having “watered down the wording” regarding the use coal.

Queen Rania praised the British royals’ role in environmental campaigning and described Prince Charles as “a leading figure” in the fight for the planet. She also praised the fact that he has “been talking about this issue for so many years”.

“Equally Prince William, it’s just as passionate, and it’s been great for me to do the Earthshot Prize,” she said.


“Hopefully she’ll live many years ahead”


Queen Rania, when asked about Queen Elizabeth II after her recent rest due to medical advice, said: “We are always concerned for her well-being, but she is a strong woman, and even at this old age, she is very active.”

“We can all hope to be as active and healthy as she is at that time, so you know that our best wishes are always with them and hopefully she’ll live many more years.”

The Jordanian royal described 95-year-old Queen as “somebody we hold really high regard for” and “somebody that I look up to personally,” and added that she inspires the rest of the world.

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“Every woman should have a happy, safe place at home”


Queen Rania also spoke out about the opening a women’s center to support victims of child abuse or women who have been subject to violence.

She stated that “Two decades ago, when the child safety program was first launched in Jordan, the issue of child violence and child abuse against women was taboo both here and elsewhere in the region.”

She spoke out about how the staff at the centre help to “strengthen families and foster a culture that promotes child safety” for the participants in the programme.

During a visit to Amman’s Queen Rania Family & Children Centre, Jordan, the Duchess of Cornwall. Credit: PA

Rania, speaking from a community centre said that such spaces provide a “safe place… for survivors who are in need of further support”.

“Every woman and every child should have a safe and happy home.”


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