The Prince of Wales gave a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and met with Greta Thunberg after telling world leaders “we simply cannot waste any more time” in saving the planet.
In his speech Prince Charles urged governments and business chiefs to lead “the world out of the approaching catastrophe.”
He travelled from St Gallen in Switzerland to Davos in a fully electric Jaguar I-Pace car, rather than using a helicopter.
World leaders and business leaders were told, “Ladies and gentleman, you all have a seat at the table as this must be the year that we put ourselves on the right track.”
Prince Charles added, “Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing to bring the world back from the brink, in trying to restore the balance, when we could have done? I don’t want to.
“Just think for a moment, what good is all the extra wealth in the world gained from business as usual if you can do nothing with it except watch it burn in catastrophic conditions.
“This is why I need your help, your ingenuity and your practical skills to ensure that the private sector leads the world out of the approaching catastrophe into which we have engineered ourselves.”
He then warned the forum, “We simply cannot waste any more time. The only limit is our willingness to act. The time to act is now.”
He added: “Global warning, climate change and the devastating loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced.”
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