Prince William launches Nobel-style environmental Earthshot award with £50m prize fund
Published by Mohamed El Aaboudi Date publication Monday, 12 October 2020 18:01
Prince William has said it would be "a mistake" not to use his position to help the environment, and that he's ready to take on any criticism and have uncomfortable conversations if he can bring people together.
The Duke of Cambridge was talking to mark the launch of his ambitious Nobel-style environmental award, with a £50m prize fund, to recognise and celebrate ideas and technologies that can target the climate crisis.
William said the Earthshot Prize was about "harnessing that optimism and that urgency to find solutions to some of the world's greatest environmental problems".
Every year from 2021 until the end of the decade, winners in five categories will each receive £1m after being picked by a judging panel of William and leading figures from the worlds of sport, the environment, entertainment, business and philanthropy...