Prince Charles met the climate change activist Greta Thunberg and said Swede was “remarkable” after meeting her at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Thunberg used her speech in Switzerland to say world leaders’ alleged inaction was fuel to the flames of climate change.
No political ideology or economic structure has been able to tackle the climate and environmental emergency and create a cohesive and sustainable world,” she said before switching to a deeply sarcastic tone.
“Because that world, in case you haven’t, noticed is currently on fire.”
The pair are on the same page when it comes to the environment. Prince Charles, told the audience at Davos “we simply cannot waste any more time” in the battle to save the planet. He urged government and business chiefs to help the private sector lead “the world out of the approaching catastrophe”.
“She’s remarkable,” he said, referring to Prince Charles meeting with Greta. “She represents one of the main reasons why I’ve been trying to make all this effort all these years because, as I said, I didn’t want my grandchildren to accuse me of not doing something about this in time and of course there they are.”
Earlier this week US President Donald Trump hit out at the “prophets of doom” as climate change took centre stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The US president, with teenage activist Greta Thunberg looking on in the audience, called for optimism rather than pessimism.
Last year, the Trump administration began pulling the US out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement under which nearly 200 nations set goals to curb emissions of heat-trapping gasses that lead to climate change. Trump has called the Paris accord an unfair economic burden to the US.