Prince William is hoping the world can adopt the same “spirit of invention” that it adopted for the Covid-19 pandemic and apply it to climate change. Alongside notables including Shakira, Cate Blanchett, and Queen Rania of Jordan, the Duke of Cambridge wrote an open letter for Earth Day.

The letter is part of William’s Earthshot Prize initiative. “But humanity is rising to the challenge. People everywhere have worn masks, stayed at home and made sacrifices for the greater good. The availability of vaccines after just a year is both a triumph of science and a victory for collaboration. There is a long way to go. None of us are safe until everybody is safe. But we have learned what it means to pull together in the face of a truly global crisis,” the letter reads.

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Prince William’s environmental goals have long been part of his royal duties. In some ways, he follows in the steps of his father, Prince Charles, another staunch environmental supporter.

“These lessons apply not just to pandemics but to the most pressing challenge in human history: stopping the climate emergency,” it shared.

The letter continued: “As people around the world queue up for their vaccinations, now is the time to harness that same spirit of invention and give the Earth a shot too.”

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