Princess Eugenie becomes the latest royal eco-warrior in plea to protect the oceans – which she hails as ‘the best natural solution we have to climate change’
- Princess Eugenie, 31, has launched desperate plea urging us to protect oceans
- Hailed ocean as ‘best natural solution we have to climate change on the planet’
- Royal co-wrote a piece for Spear’s Magazine to mark its 15th anniversary
The Queen‘s granddaughter, 31, who gave birth to her first child August in February and is an ambassador of the Blue Marine Foundation, hailed the ocean as ‘the best natural solution we have to climate change on the planet’.
The royal co-wrote a piece for Spear’s Magazine, which has been produced in partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation, with Clare Brook, CEO of the foundation.
The article, which marks the publication’s 15th anniversary, reads: ‘If the rest of the world were to follow Ascension’s example, we could see fish stocks recovering and carbon-absorbing habitats reviving within a few years – all with the potential to mitigate climate change.
Princess Eugenie, 31, has followed in the footsteps of her cousins Prince Harry and Prince William, by launching a desperate plea urging us to protect Earth’s oceans. Pictured, standing in the grounds of Windsor Castle in-front of fountain Prince Philip designed at Windsor Castle
Prince William, centre, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, react with Naturalist David Attenborough, left, with their children, Prince George, seated, Princess Charlotte, right and Prince Louis, foreground, in the gardens of Kensington Palace in London on 24 September
‘There is only one ocean. The challenges it faces are sadly man-made and most can be turned around if we act now. If we work together to protect it, the ocean will protect us – in perpetuity.’
The royal commended the environmental work being carried out on Ascension Island – which is a United Kingdom overseas territory that is situated 1,000 miles off the coast of Africa.
At just 88 square kilometres in size, the volcanic island has a population of around 800 people.
Not only that, but the island has a groundbreaking initiative which aims to protect the planet’s oceans.
In September, Prince William (pictured) announced the first 15 finalists of his £50million Earthshot Prize, which aims to encourage the world’s greatest problem-solvers to find answers to the planet’s biggest environment problems
The Blue Marine Foundation and its Great British Oceans Coalition partners are aiming to protect 99.5% of the island’s waters.
It comes just weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations building to meet with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.
The royal couple then took to the stage in Central Park for Global Citizen Live, a concert aimed at raising awareness for a variety of issues, including global poverty and climate change. It was dubbed ‘Wokestock’.
Meanwhile, in September, Prince William announced the first 15 finalists of his £50million Earthshot Prize, which aims to encourage the world’s greatest problem-solvers to find answers to the planet’s biggest environment problems.
Five winners will be chosen from the 15 finalists on 17 October, and each will receive a grant worth £1million pounds. In addition, 14 global companies and brands, including Microsoft, Unilever, Ikea and Walmart, have agreed to support and scale the ideas developed by the finalists.
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