Through initiatives such as The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, the Royal Commonwealth Society works to protect one of the world’s most important natural habitats – forests. Since 2015, over 3,495,000 hectares have been protected for future generations. Similarly, through Commonwealth champions such as Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of Oceans, we advocate for the protection of the world’s oceans.
On protecting the environment, the Commonwealth affirm that ‘sustainable management of the natural environment is key to sustained human development.’ They advocate collective action as the best path forward.
On 15 November 2016, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a Reception at Buckingham Palace to acknowledge the dedications from 20 countries across the Commonwealth to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).