17 Dec 2009 08:12:05
Prince Charles visits Copenhagen
Negotiators at the UN climate change summit are facing fresh pressure to reach a strong and fair deal from royalty.
Prince Charles visited the Danish capital earlier this week to speak to delegates at the opening ceremony of the ministerial segment of the Copenhagen climate conference.
Addressing world leaders, the prince warned that the planet had reached a point of crisis and that human kind has just seven years left to take back control.
He said: "I can only appeal to you to listen to the cries of those who are already suffering from the impact of climate change. Just as mankind had the power to push the world to the brink so, too, do we have the power to bring it back into balance.
"You have been called to positions of responsibility at this critical time. The eyes of the world are upon you and it is no understatement to say that with your signatures, you can write our future."
The royal was invited to speak at the conference by the Danish government.
According to reports, Prince Charles used the opportunity to call on delegates to forget their differences and work together to protect the planet from climate change.http://tinyurl.com/y8m2dzz