Queen Rania’s Remarks at the 'Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit' - NY, USA

September 21, 2022

It’s such a pleasure to be here at The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit, with the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly as a backdrop.

I want to thank the Prince of Wales for his leadership and vision, which he is always committed to seeing through… much like his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who was a passionate advocate for combating climate change.

She set the bar incredibly high with her deep sense of duty and resilience. May she rest in eternal peace.

I would also like to thank Michael Bloomberg, who has done so much in the fight against climate change.

And as all of us know: In this fight, no one can afford to sit on the sidelines.

No one can claim that climate change is somebody else’s problem, or shrug it off for future generations to address.

We’re all affected by a warming planet. We see that every day. And decisions being made right now will determine our shared tomorrow.

So we must choose. And we must act – as united nations, ourselves.  

Our progress depends on collective action. On collective ingenuity.

If we stick together, we can make fixing the climate the greatest project, and greatest achievement, of our lifetimes.

We have the science. We have the solutions. Now, all the world needs is political will.

Together, we can create a future where rampant carbon is removed from the atmosphere…

Where green buildings and green business transform the livability of our communities…

Where easy access to renewable energy enables greater equity…

Where sustainable agriculture feeds a growing global population.

The needs are urgent—and the costs of inaction are worse than any nightmare.

But let us be driven by hope, not fear. By optimism, not despair.

Because hope is not passive. Hope is the ultimate source of renewable energy… pushing us forward every day to try and try again.

Achieving carbon-neutrality can be a journey of innovation… fueled by a spirit of possibility, driven by faith in ourselves.

You’ll see what I mean when you meet the 2021 finalists from the Fix Our Climate Earthshot Prize.

These inspiring climate champions are developing bold solutions… scalable solutions that will make real progress in the fight against carbon in our atmosphere.

They are pushing us toward a future where everyone can thrive.

Let's take a look at one of the talented 2021 finalists who is working to Fix Our Climate…!