Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Prince Charles launches new TV channel to tackle climate change

Charles launches TV channel on fighting climate change as ‘we must act now’

Sian Elvin

Saturday 25 Sep 2021 12:01 pm



Prince Charles is the editor-in-chief of new environmental channel RE:TV, on Amazon Prime Video (Picture: Getty Images)

The Prince of Wales will tell the world how we are ‘running out of time’ to defeat the climate emergency on his new TV channel.


Prince Charles is the editor-in-chief of new environmental channel RE:TV, which is available today on Amazon Prime Video.


The channel aims to encourage businesses and individuals around the world to actively work towards sustainability.


Speaking in The Time to Act is Now film, Prince Charles said: ‘I’ve spent a lot my lifetime trying to engage people and businesses with the issues and solutions of the climate crisis.


‘RE:TV was therefore set up with the aim of capturing the will and imagination of humanity and champion the most inspiring solutions for sustainability from around the world.


‘I hope that with this partnership with Prime Video we can bring these inspiriting innovations and ideas to a wider audience and demonstrate together what is possible in the pursuit of a sustainable future.’


He added the films are an ’embodiment’ of his more than four-decade vision to address pressing concerns including a rapid transition to net-zero carbon emissions.


RE:TV also includes a direct plea from His Royal Highness Prince Charles that ‘we must act now’ – though he says there ‘is hope’.


Programmes on the channel provide a showcase of the best examples from across the world of how to tackle climate change.


Curated by Charles, the RE:TV team has identified businesses that specialise in the most innovative approaches to reusing and recycling.


The films cover a wide range of topics including recycling coffee, reseeding rainforests, refining solar, revitalising cities and remodelling fashion.


The names of some of the programmes are ‘Remapping Restoration’, ‘Recycling Everything’ and ‘Refuelling Aviation’.


RE:TV worked with local TV crews and international partners to highlight important projects across Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.


They intend to be positive and forward-thinking – showing how human innovation has the potential to save the planet if cultivated in the right way.


Amazon Prime members can watch it here or by searching for RE:TV on their Prime Video app on mobile, tablets, smart TVs or Fire TV.

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