Принц Чарльз прилетел вчера в Давос на частном самолете
Принц Чарльз прилетел вчера в Давос на частном самолете, прежде чем встретиться с Гретой Тунберг и выступить с радикальной речью, где он потребовал глобальные зеленые налоги и предупредил, что есть только десять лет, чтобы спасти планету - но он не вел переговоры с Дональдом Трампом.
Prince Charles calls for green TAXES as he meets Greta Thunberg in Davos and pitches radical new world economy to tackle climate change - a day after Donald Trump rejected 'prophets of doom'
- Charles was forced to charter a plane for trip as ministerial jet was out of action and gave radical speech
- The Prince of Wales was driven two hours to Davos in an electric Jaguar instead of by gas-guzzling helicopter
- He described his dedication to corporate, social and environmental responsibility as an 'uphill struggle'
- But he added: 'It is time to take it to the next level. In order to secure our future and to prosper we need to evolve our economic model'
- After meeting Greta for the first time he will fly from Switzerland to Middle East for tour of Israel and Palestine
Prince Charles flew into Davos by private jet today before meeting Greta Thunberg and giving a radical speech where he demanded global green taxes and warned there is only ten years to save the planet - but did not hold talks with Donald Trump.
The Prince of Wales even sounded like the 17-year-old Swedish activist as he told VIPs at the World Economic Forum this afternoon: 'Do we want to go down in history as the people who didn't do anything to bring the world back from the brink? The only limit is our willingness to act and the time to act is now'.
He then begged delegates, which included millionaire and even billionaire business leaders from around the globe: 'This is why I need your help, your ingenuity and your practical skills to ensure that the private sector leads the world out of the approaching catastrophe into which we have engineered ourselves.'
Charles then called for new green taxes, greener fuels for transport such as ships and using hydrogen to power planes by 2030, and the ending of 'perverse subsidies' for businesses who must also accept the 'polluter pays' principle when there are environmental disasters.
In his first keynote speech to the conference in 30 years, hailed by environmentalists as a landmark moment and branded royal meddling in global affairs by critics, he said: 'Global warning, climate change and the devastating loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced, and one largely of its own creation'.
He added: 'Now it is time to take it to the next level. In order to secure our future and to prosper we need to evolve our economic model'.
Earlier today the Prince of Wales flew to Switzerland on a chartered plane costing an estimated £15,000 before jumping in an electric Jaguar - but he missed Donald Trump who carried out his final press conference and then left the summit just as the royal took to the stage.
The heir to throne later met Greta Thunberg but the US President dodged her for a second year, using his own speech yesterday to pointedly blast 'prophets of doom' on climate change and snubbed their 'predictions of the apocalypse' in favour of 'optimism'.
And today Mr Trump lashed out at Miss Thunberg again telling her not to focus on the United States, but other nations before saying demands made by activists like her are 'unrealistic to a point where you can't live your lives'.
Prince Charles today met Greta Thunberg in Davos today as President Donald Trump left the World Economic Forum summit after again clashing with the 17-year-old Swede
The Prince of Wales even sounded like Greta as he told VIP delegates at the World Economic Forum: 'Do we want to go down in history as the people who didn't do anything to bring the world back from the brink?
Donald Trump slammed climate change activists such as Greta saying he rejected their gloomy outlook for 'optimism'. He met Charles twice last year but is not believed to have seen the royal in Davos
Prince Charles flew to Davos today on a chartered plane costing an estimated £15,000 - but will arrive at the World Economic Forum by electric Jaguar (pictured in St Gallen today)