Prince William says global failure to fix the environment keeps him awake at night
PRINCE William says he is kept awake at night by the global failure to fix the environment.
And he called on politicians to listen to younger generations, including 17-year-old Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg.
Wills, who this month unveiled his Earthshot Prize which will hand out £5million to five green projects every year until 2030, said: “I get outraged by the inaction.
“That’s probably a bit of a cliché but that is what I get most troubled about. Especially as I’m in a position of responsibility, if you like, or leadership.
“I feel I can do a lot more if given that ability.
“So, therefore, I don’t understand why those who have the levers don’t. I think that’s what really upsets me and keeps me awake at night.”
Wills, 38, told the Outrage + Optimism podcast the royal family have championed the environment for years.
He added: “We have seen Greta and others become a particularly good advocate and leading light, I think, for voicing concerns around the environment.
“I think that should be listened to and I think it’s really catalysed and galvanised a lot of people to realise that this is taken very seriously from the younger generations.
“It should be for all of us. But if younger generations are up in arms about their future then I think the politicians should be there to listen and to act.”
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