Prince Charles has issued a strong warning to international leaders – they have just 18 months to take the steps required to halt climate change.
During his speech at a Reception for Commonwealth Foreign Ministers, Charles, Prince of Wales stated that he was “firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.”
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The diversity of the Commonwealth he noted “is perhaps its greatest strength” stressing the importance of this in battling the “unparalleled challenges caused by rapid climate change and biodiversity loss”.
As the future king of England and its territories, he stressed that the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting “could not be more important” saying he looks forward to the progress made.
The Prince added: “The next 18 months will see critical meetings that will collectively determine the global agenda for the coming decade.
“I do believe that the Commonwealth, with the extraordinary richness of resources and ideas upon which it can draw, can offer many solutions to the problems that we share.”