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Britain's royal family doubles carbon emissions from travel



Despite Queen Elizabeth's attempt to cut down on the family's energy consumption by installing energy efficient boilers and lighting, the family's international trips saw their travel emissions so much at 98%.

In 2019 its CO2 emissions total for business travel was 3,344 tonnes, compared to 1,687 tonnes in 2018.

The family's overall greenhouse gas emissions grew by 3% to 8,393 tonnes, with the travel increase offset by 22% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions increased by 3% overall, due to the in-year impact of foreign business travel, the reduction from heating and lighting, "read more

The statement said the travel was higher "due to higher usage of chartered large fixed wing aircraft for foreign business travel."

It added that compared to just one overseas trip in 201
7-18, which involved a large fixed wing aircraft, the royal family took part in five in 2018-19. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who visited the Caribbean, Africa and Europe on behalf of the Queen,

Charles has long used his position to warn about the effects of climate change and to campaign on a variety of environmental issues.

Earlier this year in March, he warned against "potentially catastrophic global warming" in a speech during a tour of the Caribbean.

"We demand the world's decision-makers take responsibility and solve this crisis," he said.

 Prince Charles meets climate action volunteers on May 20, 2019.
Meanwhile, other royal family members undertook 15 overseas visits, which included a visit to Fiji and Tonga by Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, the report did not include the issue created by their trip to Australia and New Zealand, as was paid for by those nations' governments.

The report added that there were more than 3,200 official engagements carried out by the royal family across the United Kingdom and overseas during the year.

It also revealed that Meghan and Harry spent £ 2.4 million (about $ 3 million) of British taxpayers' money on renovations to their new home Frogmore Cottage, which is nestled in a corner of the Windsor Estate, West of London.

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