With the United Nations Climate Change Conference a few days away, the Danish capital of Copenhagen is bustling with preparations and events related to the summit. Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark, has been participating in these events during the past couple of days.
On Thursday, Frederik opened the exhibition e-COLLECTION. It is organized by Design Kolding, Museum of Koldinghus and Trapholt in connection with the Conference. The exhibit includes inovative motorcycles, jewelry and other designs that are green friendly.
Friday saw the Crown Prince at the Climate Consortium and ATP’s international investor conference at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel. It was there he gave a speech on how businesses need to be environmentally conscience.
“I have personally witnessed the melting ice caps and glaciers on my travels to Greenland,” Frederik said. “I have seen how changes in water supply can drive thousands of people on the run. It is a scientific fact, that greenhouse gas emissions are pushing this process. In other words, business as usual is NOT an option – action is needed.”
“People around the world are looking to business and government for leadership on climate change. By sharing your views on climate change and demonstrating your efforts to overcome the climate challenge, you have the opportunity to show the world that through common aspirations and efforts by business and government, we can ensure a bright future for our planet.”
Crown Prince Frederik and the rest of the Danish royal family will be playing host to the heads of state and delegations from 190 countries for the summit. Furthermore, Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, will be taking part in some of the conference’s events.
Also to be in attendance are Britain’s Prince Charles and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.