Prince William's first visit to the Middle East had climate change at its core

The Duke of Cambridge is committed to fostering a more sustainable future
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Prince William's first visit to the Middle East had climate change at its core

The Duke of Cambridge has spent several days taking in the sights of Kuwait and Oman, “at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office”, and has been using his time to learn about the region’s ambitious plans to positively affect climate change.

The British royal who landed on Sunday 1 December and will leave today, Wednesday 4 December, spent the first day of his official visit to Kuwait at the Jahra Nature Reserve where he learned about Kuwait’s plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges.

He also visited the reserve’s salt marshes, reed beds and sandy sabkha flats where he studied the wetlands’ wildlife.

Later William learned about the country’s plan to tackle the global issue of plastic pollution after he visited a beach clean reserve, before he joined Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah and young Kuwaitis for a special event to experience the unique culture, music and crafts, pit cooking and falconry of rural Kuwait.

And his education into environmental issues in the Middle East didn’t end there.

The Duke also joined local fishermen on traditional fishing skiffs on the beach in Oman to learn about how they fish more sustainably, before visiting the Marine Science Centre where he met Omani scientists to learn more about how the UK is supporting Oman aquaculture and fisheries.

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