"We need to put nature back at the centre of the circle," says HRH Prince of Wales.
"If we look at the planet as if it were a patient, we can see our activities have damaged her immune system and she's struggling to function and survive because of the strain we've put on her vital organs."
We need to reflect on and shape the type of world we want for ourselves and for future generations, he adds.
"The 75 years after the Second World War saw unprecedented growth, rising longevity and poverty reduction. But all this put an overwhelming strain on our environment. The good news is that we have many of the solutions to hand."
So how do balance the need to rebuild economic prosperity, the need to get back to work, with environmental concerns?
We need to do five things, HRH Prince of Wales says:
1. To capture the imagination and will of humanity. "We will only change if we want to change," he says.
2. A global economic recovery must set us on a new trajectory of sustainable employment.
3. We must redesign systems and pathways to advance net-zero transitions globally. And in this regard carbon pricing can form a critical pathway to genuinely sustainable markets.
4. We must reinvigorate science, technology and innovation.
5. We must rebalance investment. Accelerating sustainable investment could offer significant economic growth and employment opportunities including in green energy and the regeneration of nature.
"There is a golden opportunity to seize something good from this crisis," HRH says. "Global crises know no borders, and highlight how interdependent we are as one people sharing one planet."