A defining moment for climate, environment and the future of food

Published October 30, 2017

Addressing Eat Forum Asia Pacific via video link, H.R.H. Prince of Wales expressed how highly unsustainable food systems reduce social capital without considering the environment or the health of future generations. Praising the work of EAT scientific partners, Prof. Johan Rockström and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, His Royal Highness went on to state that;

«We need to bring about a fundamental transformation of our food systems on a global scale by 2050 at the latest. Which means we are to start immediately, if we are to avoid a series of catastrophic outcomes.» HRH PRINCE OF WALES

H.R.H the Prince of Wales is the eldest son of The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Through the years, His Royal Highness developed a wide range of interests which are today reflected in The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organizations of which The Prince of Wales is Patron or President. The organisations are active across a broad range of areas including education and young people, environmental sustainability, the built environment, responsible business and enterprise and international. The charities reflect The Prince of Wales’s long-term and innovative perspective, and seek to address areas of previously unmet need. The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom, raising over £100million annually. 

The Prince’s interest in fields such as the built environment, global sustainability, youth opportunity, education and faith have been elaborated over many years in a large number of speeches and articles.