Prince William seeks nominees for US$1.4 million Earthshot prize to tackle climate change


Britain’s Prince William on Thursday (Jan 6) appealed for innovators around the globe to submit nominations for his Earthshot Prize, a contest geared toward discovering new methods to tackle climate change.

William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the prize in 2020 impressed by US President John F Kennedy’s 1962 “Moonshot” speech that challenged Americans to go to the moon by the tip of the last decade.

The prize, to be awarded to 5 winners yearly till 2030, is billed as essentially the most prestigious of its form. Each winner will obtain a grant of 1 million kilos (US$1.4 million) to develop and scale up their concepts.

This 12 months’s prizes will go to initiatives geared toward “tipping point” points the place there are alternatives to create important advantages over the following few years, the muse stated. These embody private transportation, agriculture that restores the atmosphere, buildings designed to minimise air pollution and vitality use, and initiatives that stretch the lifetime of clothes, meals and plastic merchandise.

“I can’t wait to see what solutions the prize helps to champion this coming year,” William said in a statement. “In 2022, we’re decided to go additional by in search of much more nominations from each nook of the world, guaranteeing that we highlight and scale the perfect concepts and improvements that can put our planet on a sustainable path and defend our world for generations to come.”

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