The British Crown Prince Charles called on world leaders to pay attention to the voices of despair of young people who will bear the brunt of climate change, and warned that the United Nations Climate Summit, which begins today in Glasgow, is literally the last chance for planet Earth.
He instructed the leaders of the Group of 20 attending the meeting in Rome to have “enormous responsibility towards generations not yet born.”
“It is impossible not to hear the desperate voices of young people who see in you those who rule the planet and hold their future in their hands,” said Prince Charles.
He, as a long-term promoter of environmental protection, said that he “finally feels a change in attitudes and a positive momentum” in terms of climate change.
He added that governments must play a leading role, but that the private sector “holds the ultimate key to the solutions we seek.”
Prince Charles will officially open COP26 in Glasgow on Monday, instead of his 95-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was advised by doctors to rest.