World Prince Charles and Greta Thunberg Had a Surprising Exchange at the World Economic Forum
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In addition to their climate activism,and Greta Thunberg found another trait they share in common when they met for the first time at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
The two were introduced shortly after the Prince of Wales’ powerful speech at the event, held in Davos, Switzerland, in which he said a “paradigm shift” was required to change the way people are currently handling the looming climate change crisis.
After shaking hands and making their introductions, photographers began to rapidly snap pictures of their encounter.
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Charles also met with environmental activist Greta Thunberg.Speaking on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the 71-year-old Duke of Cornwall got passionate on the topic of global warming and climate change.
“I guess you’re very used to this,” Thunberg can be heard saying to the prince.
“Very true. It’s taken me years to get used to this,” Charles, who rarely gets candid during royal outings, replied.
“I’m still not used to it,” the 17-year-old activist said.
'I am still not used to this': Greta Thunberg meets Prince Charles in front of the cameras at Davos after the Royal vowed to do his 'utmost' for sustainability— ITV News (@itvnews)
During his address, Prince Charles, 71, announced introduced a Sustainable Markets Initiative, which will congregate charity chairpersons, private and public sector leaders and investors to collaborate “in accelerating the transition to sustainable markets and rapid decarbonization.”
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Then, he proceeded to outline “ten practical actions that will drive the sustainable markets approach,” highlighting the various ways to transition our ways to become more sustainable.
Clarence House uploaded photos of the prince’s meeting with Thunberg, who took on the stage herself on Tuesday, criticizing world leaders for doing “basically nothing” in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
“She’s remarkable, she represents one of the main reasons why I’ve been trying to make all this effort all these years,” Charles told. “I’ve always worried about the fact that so often, in terms of humanity, we leave things too late so you have to hit a brick wall and experience a catastrophe before anything happens.”
The Prince of Wales, who drove approximately 80 miles from St. Gallen to Davos in a fully electric Jaguar I-Pace, has been actively involved in environmental issues for over 50 years, since he first made his speech regarding the topic back in 1968.
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The Prince of Wales has been an environmental leader for nearly 51 years, making his first speech on the subject in December 1968.
Here, The Prince of Wales is pictured in the Harapan Rainforest in Indonesia in 2008 and in Daintree Rainforest in Cairns, Australia last year.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse)
He called for 2020 “to be the year that we put ourselves on the right track.”
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“Everything I have tried to do and urge, over the past fifty years has been done with our children and grandchildren in mind, because I did not want to be accused by them of doing nothing except prevaricate and deny the problem,” Prince Charles said. “Now of course, they are accusing us of exactly that.”
“Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing to bring the world back from the brink in time to restore the balance when we could have done?” the prince said towards the end of his address. “I don’t want to.”
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