The Duke of Cambridge has initiated the search for the winners of “the most prestigious environment prize in history.”
The Earthshot Prize will see five awards of approximately $1.7 million each presented each year between 2021 and 2030.
The ultimate goal of the initiative is to provide evidence-based solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by the end of the decade.
Prince William took to the Kensington Royal Twitter account on Nov. 1 to kick off the search.
🌍 The search for the first @EarthshotPrize winners has begun!
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 1, 2020
Described as “simple but ambitious goals, which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come,” the five Earthshots are: Fix Our Climate, Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans and Build a Waste-Free-World.
More than 100 nominators spanning seven continents will today begin the search for the first winners of The Earthshot Prize – the most prestigious environment prize in history. pic.twitter.com/eMAARhRSLU
— The Earthshot Prize (@EarthshotPrize) November 1, 2020
The duke revealed the prestigious Earthshot Prize Council members last month, which include Sir David Attenborough, Shakira and Cate Blanchett.
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The #EarthshotPrize Council Members. This global Prize Council is made up of leaders from environmental, philanthropic, business, sporting and entertainment worlds, and together they will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners, one per Earthshot, whose evidence-based solutions make the most progress towards these goals. This new global prize for the environment will incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years – a critical decade for the Earth.
Individuals, communities, businesses and organizations can all be submitted for the Earthshot Prize.
The award ceremony will take place in different cities across the world between 2021 and 2030. The 2021 prize is set to be awarded in London.