Speaking in a video message that was played at a gala on Saturday for the charity Conservation International, Prince William urged people to act soon in order to make changes before it’s too late.
“All of us, across all sectors of society, and in every corner of the globe, must come together to fundamentally reset our relationship with nature and our trajectory as a species,” he said.
“I truly believe that humans have an extraordinary capacity to set goals and strive to achieve them.”
Prince William went on to discuss how people can make major contributions to society, referencing the coronavirus vaccine.
“The remarkable development of the Covid-19 vaccine in record time is a case in point,” he said.
Prince William added that vulnerable people who have “done the least to cause climate change” would be most affected by it.
The duke went on to discuss his newly launched Earthshot Prize, which was created as a way of encouraging people to come up with ways of combating the climate crisis.
The prize revolves around calling for action on five goals in the next 10 years, which are: protect and restore nature, fight air pollution, revive the oceans, build a waste-free world and fix the climate.
“We want to find the brightest minds and boldest ideas that will help us to achieve these Earthshots,” he said.
“But it will require our collective energy, determination, and optimism to get there.”
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