Prince of Wales Speaks At Meeting On Forests And Climate Changeby The Daily Eye Team February 6 2015, 1:00 pm Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 1 sec
The Prince of Wales has described climate change and sustainable development agreements expected at major summits this year as a “Magna Carta” for the planet. His Royal Highness has called on world leaders to seize the “crucial opportunity” afforded by the summits in 2015 to set an ambitious framework governing a range of areas from poverty and climate change to disaster risk reduction. The Prince’s comments were made as he addressed The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit meeting on forests, climate change and development in central London. He also mentioned his unborn grandchild, urging delegates not to earn the “condemnation of our grandchildren” for failing to safeguard their future. He added: “With a new grandchild on its way into this increasingly uncertain world. I certainly do not.” The Prince told delegates, who included Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary: “In the 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carta, perhaps this year’s agreement of the new Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate agreement in Paris should be seen as a new ‘Magna Carta for the Earth, and humanity’s relationship with it’.