The Prince of Wales has released a message to mark Earth Day 2020.
In the message, HRH said:
As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I have long believed that people often will not act until there is a crisis. The challenge I have found with climate change and biodiversity loss is that the danger often feels all too distant. The coronavirus, by contrast, has shown us the true nature of a global emergency along with the drastic measures we must take and the urgency with which we must act. It has also shown us that it is indeed possible to find and scale up global solutions when we agree on a higher, common purpose. Despite the challenges, we are also seeing the very best of the human spirit, ingenuity and collaboration as we reflect on what we value most.
Read The Prince's message in full here.
His Royal Highness has championed environmental issues for over 50 years, since the very first Earth Day, and is encouraging people to share their vision for a more sustainable future by using the hashtag #ReimagineReset on social media.