Prince Charles on Climate Change
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In a video message to a global gathering in Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales warned of a failure to “run the global bank that we call our planet in a responsible and competent manner”.
He urged delegates to “act now before it is too late”.
The Prince was speaking at the World Forum on Natural Capital.
“I think there is an urgent need for collaboration, sharing of knowledge and a drive to do things differently,” he added.
Speaking as patron of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, which organised the two-day event, Prince Charles said: “The value of the planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity has not been taken into account fully and consistently in our decision-making systems.
“We are facing what can only be described as a cataclysm of events which pose a real threat to our survival.”