The news was unveiled in a statement shared to the Archewell website on Wednesday with the organisation saying it would work towards reducing their carbon footprint.
It comes in the wake of the COP26 climate summit where world leaders gathered to discuss strategies to lower emissions and pursue a greener future.
“Nearly every activity in daily life results in the release of carbon into the atmosphere, and the sum total of those emissions is considered our ‘carbon footprint’,” the statement read.
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Food, transport and heating were listed by the foundation as some day-to-day resources which contribute to mankind’s carbon footprint.
“While we have actively made choices to offset and balance this carbon footprint, now, with the tools provided by partner organizations, we know that we can all do better,” Prince Harry and Meghan continued.
“We can be net zero, and this is what we pledge to do.
“Achieving net zero carbon emissions means making a series of choices over time to make that footprint as small as possible, while compensating for any remaining emissions through high-quality carbon removal projects.”
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To achieve net zero Archewell has committed to working with an independent consultant who will track all activities since the charity was founded in October 2020.
Travel, internet and electricity use will be included in these calculations.
Starting from 2022 Prince Harry and Meghan will implement a new plan guided by advice from multiple environmental organisations.
The runaway royals have long supported green initiatives and partnered with sustainable investing firm Ethic in October.
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Prince Harry has also spoken out about his climate concerns in his Apple TV documentary ‘The Me You Can’t See’ and labelled it one of the “most pressing issues” of modern times.
“With kids growing up in today’s world, [it’s] pretty depressing right, depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened,” he said.
The iconic duo were also given an environmental award for their decision to only have two children to reduce their impact as a family on the planet.
UK based charity Population Matters a strong advocate for a “sustainable human population” said it had chosen the couple for the award in response to their “enlightened” decision.

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