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Prince William highlights environmental protection in speech at the Platinum Jubilee



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This weekend, Prince William gave an emotional speech calling citizens to “protect and restore our planet.” The prince noted the matter’s urgency.

The prince delivered the speech last Saturday in London during the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince William described the connection between progress and the degradation of our environment over the century.

“In that time, mankind has benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs,” he said.

“And although those breakthroughs have increased our awareness of the impact humans have on our world, our planet has become more fragile.”

“Today, in 2022, as the queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the pressing need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent,” the second in line to the British throne added.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Cambridge has also expressed his part on the issue, saying that taking care of the environment is now the ‘top of the global agenda.’

Further, the duke mentioned the essential role of the younger generation in the environmental movement.

The speech by Prince William is not new to the public as the royalty has always expressed opinions regarding environmental issues like the link between nature and climate change in April 2021 and space tourism in October 2021.

William’s call is highly relevant considering that the environment is currently in a crisis. Fossil fuels, which contribute greatly to the destruction of the environment, are being widely used by many nations.

Last March, the International Energy Agency saw CO2 emissions relating to energy production at the ‘highest level in history.’ The agency recorded over 36.3 billion metric tons of global CO2 emissions – a record high.

However, Prince William is still confident that when people work together for a common cause, problems will be solved.

“Together, if we harness the very best of humankind and restore our planet, we will protect it for our children, for our grandchildren and for future generations to come.”

“They will be able to say with pride at what’s been achieved: ‘What a wonderful world.’”

Source: CNBC

Based in LA, Alice Blake is a senior reporter for Kivo Daily. She primarily covers entrepreneurs.