Charles called on Commonwealth leaders to take bold steps for a sustainable future.


The Prince of Wales has called on Commonwealth leaders to take bold steps to move the world “in the right direction” towards a sustainable future.

Charles described the family of nations as a “common market” that, if worked together, could tackle the problem of “commonwealth.”

At a meeting of his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) – launched in 2020 to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future – the Prince met in Rwanda with African President Paul Kagame and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Talked to world leaders including

Prince of Wales with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Rwandan President Paul Kagam (Jonathan Brady / PA) / PA Wire

The prince told delegates, including FIFA president Gianni Infantino: “If we can pledge to be bold in our ambitions – but more importantly, in our actions – the Commonwealth, the world. There is a real opportunity as one of the biggest ‘common markets’. To take the world in the right direction. “

The heir to the throne said: “This meeting has been going on for three years.

“After Chougam 2018 in London, I felt strongly that sustainability, and indeed a sustainable future, is at the heart of what the Commonwealth wants to achieve for nature, people and the planet.”

Charles told the meeting that he has been working with his SMI for the past three years and now has more than 300 chief executive officers from around the world – representing which he said is worth 70 70 trillion. Assets are – “want to do their part to accelerate the world’s green economy”. .

He added: “But, ladies and gentlemen, they can’t do that without your help.

“To move fast and on a scale we need to be clear on the enabling environment and demand indicators so that industry and investors know where to go, whether it’s renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, sustainable aviation. Be it for fuel or re-creative agriculture. “

In a separate meeting with other Commonwealth leaders, Charles warned that CoVID-19 had derailed efforts to eradicate malaria.

Speaking at a summit on malaria and neglected tropical diseases at the nearby Antarctica Conference Center, Kigali, Prince said: “As we emerge from epidemics, 2022 should be a turning point.

“Since COVID-19, the world has been focusing more on infectious diseases, and we must take advantage of this to provide adequate assistance in preparing for and responding to the spread of infectious diseases.”

During the ceremony, the heir to the throne also met with Melinda French Gates and World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Azanom Gabrias and Nigerian author Cheemamanda Ngozi.

Charles, President of Malaria No More UK, added: “There is still much to be done if we are to achieve our goals due to the massive Covid 19 epidemic.”

In a light moment of the day, Charles yesterday adopted an injured crane that had lost its ability to fly and joked: “I have no flies.”

Charles Kigali’s first wildlife sanctuary was visiting the village of Umusambi, home to more than 50 endangered crane species. ۔

As he roamed the village, Charles was told that endangered cranes depended on wetlands to survive, but that most wetlands in the world were disappearing.

She then met a crane called Mattisi, which means Spoiled, because the bird has been treated so well that it prefers human companionship to its winged friends.

Oliver Sangemana, founder and executive of the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association, presented Charles with an adoption certificate for the bird, and told the prince: “From now on, it’s yours.”

Clearly happy Charles replied: “Oh. You should keep me informed.”