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US News Prince Charles: Millions of young people 'desperately' want action on climate change

19:50  23 october  2019
19:50  23 october  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Prince Charles has said millions of young people are “desperately demanding” urgent action to tackle climate change in an apparent acknowledgement of Greta Thunberg’s global campaign.

The royal was speaking at the end of a two-day visit to Japan in which he urged it and the UK to work together to address the “existential threat” posed by climate change.

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He had previously visited the Welsh rugby team, speaking with players, coaches and management ahead of their semi-final World Cup match against South Africa on Sunday.

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Climate emergency

The Prince of Wales travelled to Japan on Tuesday for the enthronement of the nation’s new emperor Naruhito.

In a speech at a reception at British Ambassador Paul Madden's official Tokyo residence, he said: “But we will only be stronger, more secure and more prosperous if, as I hope and pray, we can work together ever more closely on tackling the dangerously existential threat of accelerating climate change through, for instance, investing in rapid de-carbonisation of the global economy and through a transition to a circular economy that operates in harmony with nature's own economy.

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“Such a partnership could surely see a combination of innovative Japanese and British technology and engineering - currently often under-capitalised - helping to provide alternative, low-carbon solutions to the crisis we face.

“Apart from anything else, ladies and gentlemen, millions and millions of young people around the world are desperately demanding urgent - and I say urgent - action to tackle a real climate emergency.”

Ms Thunberg's activism has sparked a global strike movement that has seen millions of youngsters from across the world protest by refusing to go to classes.

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Charles , Prince of Wales ( Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Swedish campaigner addressed a UN one-day summit on the issue in September, telling world leaders they had failed to act: "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."

The 16-year-old arrived in the US in September after making a two-week journey across the Atlantic in a zero-carbon yacht.

She is expected to travel to Chile in December to take part in the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago.

In his speech, Charles also paid tribute to the resilience of the Japanese people who endured Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month and expressed his sympathy for those who lost loved ones.

Additional reporting from PA Media.

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