David Attenborough to visit Edinburgh to plead for climate change action

The broadcaster will speak at the McEwan Hall in March.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:45 am

Sir David Attenborough will visit Edinburgh next year to make a plea for urgent action to fight climate change.

Sir David will be the guest of honour at the People's Postcode Lottery annual charity gala.

He will speak at Edinburgh University's McEwan Hall on Wednesday 11 March.

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Sir David will speak at the McEwan Hall.

Clara Govier, managing director at the People's Postcode Lottery, said: "Over the decades, Sir David has inspired generations of us to safeguard biodiversity and protect the planet.

"We are delighted he will be joining us in Edinburgh early next year, Sir David's message is more important than ever."

Sir David is a People's Postcode Lottery Ambassador for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London.

His role focuses on the work of the People's Postcode Lottery to support Kew Gardens to conserve trees and combat tree pests and diseases in the UK.

Other ambassadors for the charity include George Clooney, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench and Stephen Jardine.

Fellow ambassador George Clooney spoke at the charity gala in Edinburgh last year, also held at the McEwan Hall.

Sir David has widely campaigned for action to acknowledge climate change and work on solutions to combat it.

In a speech in front of a UK parliament select committee in July he told MPs that the approach to combat climate change 'cannot be radical enough'.