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Sir David Attenborough has called for recognition of nature’s role in combating climate change.

In a short film produced by The Wildlife Trusts for Cope26 to be launched on Monday Sir David asks for a more focus on the power of nature to store carbon and help combat climate change.

He also calls for “bold action” and support for local communities and landowners, who will have to create untangled wild places on land and at sea to safeguard humanity.

World leaders will meet in Glasgow to discuss how they can best contribute to addressing the climate crisis after the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

In the movie Sir David says: ‘Nature has been there for us when we most need it but we have allowed our natural world and climate to reach their limit, with almost half of our British wildlife in decline and our most beloved species dying out.

In the film, Sir David discusses how nature disposes of “extraordinary powers” to trap carbon dioxide and save us from extreme weather and floods.

The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts, the trading name of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, is an organisation made up of 46 local Wildlife Trusts in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Alderney. (wikipedia)

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David Attenborough

Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, (wikipedia)

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a 2020 British documentary film narrated by David Attenborough. The film acts as a “witness statement”, (wikipedia)

2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, (wikipedia)