Prince William has called for a resolution of the climate crisis in the current decade so as not to “sacrifice everything we love”, in a video released at a virtual event on Saturday bringing together personalities from around the world, including the Pope Francois.
In this pre-recorded 18-minute intervention, a short extract of which was already available on YouTube, the Duke of Cambridge sounds the urgency to unite to find viable solutions against global warming.
“The shared objectives of our generation are clear. Together we must protect and restore nature, purify our air, revive our oceans, build a world without waste and find a solution to end (the crisis) of the climate”, urges the one which recently launched “Earthshot”, an award aimed at recognizing people, businesses, organizations, governments, cities and even countries that provide viable solutions to the climate crisis. “We must strive to do this during this decade. If we do, by 2030 our lives will not degrade and we will not have to sacrifice everything we love. On the contrary, the way we live would be healthier, cleaner, smarter and better for everyone, ”argues, facing the camera with a tree in the background, the prince sporting a casual blue shirt.
Entitled “Countdown”, the initiative is organized by the TED conference platform, a network specializing in the dissemination of ideas. Among the other participants in this climate event is the Pope, with the aim of highlighting possible actions at all levels to save the planet. The guest list also includes European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, activist Xiye Bastida, actors Priyanka Chopra and Chris Hemsworth and former US Vice President Al Gore.