She shares her concerns Greta Thunberg and other environmental activists, Prince Charles of Britain. World leaders ‘just talk’ for climate change and do not do enough to prevent its devastating impact, Prince Charles said, echoing comments from Tunberg and other young activists at the Youth4Climate event in Italy last month when he blamed leaders for “30 years blah, blah, blah”.
Speaking ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP26, the 72-year-old successor to the British throne, who has spent most of his life talking about “green” issues, said he understood why activists take action when confronted. with the inaction of politicians.
“They are just talking,” he said Charles on BBC television, in an interview that aired today. “And the problem is to have action on the ground.”
Charles said he understands the desperation of young people and why organizations like Extinction Rebellion take to the streets to protest.
“All these young people feel that nothing ever happens, so of course they will be disappointed. “But it does not help, I do not think, to be done in a way that alienates people,” said Karolos.
“Therefore I totally understand the frustration, the difficulty is how you direct this frustration in a way that is constructive rather than destructive. “The point is for citizens to really notice how desperate so many young people are.”
Charles, who will attend the COP26 conference with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, and his eldest son, Prince William, is urging governments to work with business leaders and the private sector to resolve the climate crisis.
Asked if the British government was doing enough, he said: “It would not be possible for me to comment on that.”
However, he said that the COP26 conference in Glasgow, which takes place from October 31 to November 12, is the “last chance”. Without action, “it will be a disaster,” he said. “It will be catastrophic. It is already starting to be catastrophic. “
Asked about his own “green” credentials, given his passion for cars and the carbon footprint of royal palaces, Charles said he turned his 51-year-old Aston Martin in such a way as to run with a surplus of white wine and whey. from cheese production, and that biomass boilers and solar panels have been installed in his homes. He also said that he does not eat meat or fish two days a week and that he does not eat dairy products on Mondays.