Prince Charles wants Timelines to be Sped Up in Combating Climate Change
In his address to world leaders, the Prince of Wales made a plea for swift action to be made regarding combating climate change and decreasing the world’s overall carbon footprint.
The future king said he’d already spoken to top CEOs and they agreed that they’re ready to fight climate change. He took the stage for his speech after a video displayed the level of damage human beings were doing to the planet.
Prince Charles Calls Climate Change a Deadlier Threat to Human Existence than any Pandemic
After a meeting with Jeff Bezos, the American billionaire praised the royal for supporting climate change causes longer than most people he knew.
While his son Prince William is hopeful that we can do much to reverse the effects of climate change, Prince Charles, 72, is stressing the urgency of the matter and is calling for the world to present a united front in reversing climate change.
“The pandemic has shown us just how devastating a global cross border threat can be. Climate change and biodiversity loss are no different. In fact they pose an even greater existential threat.
“To the extent we have to put ourselves on what might be called a war-like footing. Having the opportunity of consulting many of you myself over these past few months I know you all carry a heavy burden on your shoulders and you do not need me to tell you that the eyes and hopes of the world are upon you to act decisively because time has literally run out.
“The recent IPCC report gave us a clear diagnosis of the scale of the problem. We know what we must do.“
He continued by drawing attention to the world’s growing population and the planet’s finite resources. With the increasing demand on wildlife and vegetation, we need to combat desertification brought about by climate change and ecosystem imbalance resulting from overhunting animals.
He then offered a solution by suggesting that world leaders should put a value on carbon capture in order to attract investors. But he knows that the massive amount of change – which unfortunately comes with a massive amount of money that some countries can’t afford – must be implemented, if not through governments, then through the private sectors.
He said that he believes CEOs are willing to chart a new cause of action that can improve the planet’s sustainability, but every sector has to be involved to be able to pull the planet from the mouth of the hole he believes it’s hanging above.
He stressed the importance of investment in helping with the climate change situation, but represented to world leaders that investors won’t be willing to dive in unless they have “confidence to invest without the goalposts suddenly moving.”
In order to accelerate the plans, the industry transition will likely affect every country and every producer in the world. But Prince Charles is confident the private sector can do it, but only if the government paves a way for them to.
He ended his speech by saying: “Your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, many of your countries are already feeling the devastating impact of climate change, through ever-increasing droughts, mudslides, floods, hurricanes, cyclones and wildfires.
“Any leader who has had to confront such life-threatening challenges knows that the cost of inaction is far greater than the cost of prevention. So, I can only urge you, as the world’s decision-makers, to find practical ways of overcoming differences so we can all get down to work, together, to rescue this precious planet and save the threatened future of our young people.”
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