Prince William will make his first TED talk next month about the devastating impact of climate change.
Omid Scobie, co-author of royal biography Finding Freedom, announced the news on Twitter yesterday, September 15.
The Duke of Cambridge will speak at the conference on October 10, appearing alongside former US Vice President Al Gore and celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.
The conference is working to find a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
TED Talks tweeted: “A better future is within our grasp — but it will take every one of us to get there. Join us on 10.10.20 for @TEDCountdown.
“A global call to action to change how we tackle climate change. Can the planet count on you?”
Back in January, Wills launched the Earthshot prize to encourage new solutions in tackling the climate crisis.
It will be awarded to five people every year over the next decade, and aims to provide at least 50 answers to the environmental questions facing humanity.
William said at the time: “Either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve.
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“Remember the awe-inspiring civilisations that we have built, the life-saving technology we have created, the fact that we have put a man on the moon. People can achieve great things.
“The next 10 years present us with one of our greatest tests – a decade of action to repair the Earth.”
David Attenborough said in a film to mark the launch: “The spirit of the Moonshot can guide us today as we confront the serious challenges we face on Earth.
“This year Prince William and a global alliance launch the most prestigious environment prize in history…designed to motivate and inspire a new generation of thinkers, leaders and dreamers to think differently.”
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