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Prince William will present in the fall of 2021 the first edition of his "prestigious" award dedicated to the environment, which wants to "replace the current pessimism with optimism" by rewarding solutions to the climate crisis, announced Thursday its Royal Foundation.
Prince William will award in autumn 2021 the first edition of his "prestigious" environmental award, which wants to "replace current pessimism with optimism" by rewarding solutions to the climate crisis, announced Thursday his Royal Foundation.
Endowed with 50 million pounds over ten years (around 55 million euros), the Earthshot Prize is "the most prestigious global environmental award in history", inspired by the lunar program of US President John F. Kennedy , which had contributed to the technological advancement of mankind.
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It "will spur change and help repair our planet over the next ten years - a critical decade for the Earth," the foundation of Queen Elizabeth II's grandson said in a statement.
"We have to find solutions so that we can live our lives and enjoy our lives, and not feel guilty and bad about some of the things we do," Prince William insisted on BBC Radio 4,
It s' is about "galvanizing and bringing together the best minds, the best possible solutions, to fix and tackle some of the world's most important environmental challenges."
"According to the experts, we are really at the point of no return. We have ten years to fundamentally repair our planet," he also warned on Sky News. "We have found more than 190 billion pounds (...) to contribute to the recovery during the Covid. We can do the same for the environment", he insisted.
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Supported by a coalition of personalities, organizations and businesses, the Earthshot Prize will recognize five winners per year for the next ten years "with the aim of finding at least 50 solutions to the most important challenges facing the world of here 2030 ".
The winners will be announced each year at a ceremony in a different city around the world, starting with the top five in London in fall 2021. Applications will open in November.
In addition to Prince William, 38, the jury will include a number of personalities, from Queen Rania of Jordan to Australian actress Cate Blanchett, including British naturalist David Attenborough, Colombian singer Shakira, Brazilian footballer Dani Alves and Christina Figueres, former UN climate manager.
Around five objectives (protect and restore nature, clean the air, revive the oceans, build a world without waste and restore the climate), it will be a question of "identifying convincing solutions", but also of "replacing the current pessimism about environmental problems by optimism ", it is explained.
The Earthshot Prize will reward people (activists, scientists, economists, etc.) as well as companies, organizations, governments, cities and even countries proposing "viable solutions" to the climate crisis, making it possible to improve "living conditions in the world, especially for the communities most exposed to climate change ".
First public appearance by the Queen since the beginning of the corona pandemic .
You can order the book "Elizabeth II .: The Queen's Life" here. With Prince William in Porton Down Together with her grandson Prince William (38), who is second in line to the British throne behind Prince Charles (71), the Queen will be close to Porton Down on Thursday (October 15, 2020) traveled from Salisbury. There she opened the new Energetics Analysis Center together with her grandson.