A Speech by HRH The Prince of Wales for Climate Week

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21 September 2020

Source: The Official Website of HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales delivered a virtual keynote speech to launch the start of Climate Week NYC 2020. Run in coordination with the UN, Climate Week brings together international figures from the private, public and philanthropic sectors to discuss climate action.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said:

“Industries have obviously had to focus on dealing with the immediate impact of this horrendous pandemic, but the fascinating thing is I think a lot of people have still wanted fortunately to focus on the green recovery.

“We’ve so degraded natural systems, eco-systems, bio-diversity, that it’s becoming increasingly impossible for nature to sustain us. At the moment it’s all take, take. Now we’ve reached the situation where we really need four planets like earth to survive or provide enough for everybody. And there is a better world out there. We can operate our industries far better”

Launched in Davos at the World Economic Forum in January, The Prince’s Sustainable Markets Initiative aims to support communities, businesses, investors and consumers to take the urgent and necessary steps required to transition to more sustainable practices.

In His Royal Highness's speech, The Prince announced the launch of RE:TV, a new global platform for compelling films and articles by the Sustainable Markets Initiative, showcasing solutions from around the world to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.

RE:TV champions inspiring solutions from around the world. With content curated by The Prince of Wales, viewers are able to explore content in five defined sub-channels: Re:Imagine, Re:Design, Re:Balance, Re:Invigorate, and Re:Invest .

Explore RE:TV > www.re-tv.org


About SMI

The Sustainable Markets Initiative, and its 10-point Action Plan, was launched by HRH in January 2020.  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, HRH and Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, launched ‘The Great Reset’ in June 2020 as a way to seize the narrow window of opportunity to reimagine, redesign, rebuild, reinvigorate and rebalance our world.

Working with “Coalitions of the Willing’, HRH’s SMI’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future by putting people, planet and Nature at the heart of global value creation.

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au