Just a few weeks ago, Meghan Markle and her husband prince Harry, went to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to propose solutions to fight the climate crisis around the world. However, Markle was recently spotted boarding a private plane to get around.
One of the commitments the couple made as part of their non-profit organization, Archewell, was to work towards a "more sustainable future" by achieving zero net carbon emissions by 2030.
According to the statement posted on Archewell's website, the foundation focuses on making decisions that control the use of electricity, employee commuting and transportation, as well as their dependence on large industries. But shortly after making that announcement, the duchess was spotted boarding a private jet after attending a women's empowerment event.
According to images obtained by Fox News Digital, Meghan Markle traveled to Indianapolis to headline the event and just three hours later, went to a hangar in the area to board the aircraft that has also been used by the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
It is worth noting that the dukes have already been heavily criticized and even branded as hypocrites for frequently using private jets, despite being vocal environmental activists.
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Environmental scientist Lucy Gilliam has previously said that it is "valid to point out the hypocrisy (...) when it comes to their travel habits.”
According to the organization Transport and Environment, aircrafts are responsible for more than 2.5% of CO2 emissions and private aircraft account for 2% of the above percentage. A number that, although it does not represent the greatest form of pollution, could be reduced with the collaboration of the people who generate it, especially if they are the same people who talk about joining efforts to counteract the damage to the planet.
Carlos López, expert in sustainable aviation, told the Spanish newspaper El País back in September "in a context where all citizens are being asked to make an effort to fight climate change and the energy crisis, it is completely unfair and even selfish that those who can do the most in this fight contribute the least.”