Prince William is looking for nominees for the Earthshot Prize
Britain’s Prince William gives a speech at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London on November 22, 2021.
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LONDON (AP) – The British Prince William called on innovators around the world on Thursday to submit nominations for his Earthshot Prize, a competition that aims to find new ways to combat climate change.
William and his charity The Royal Foundation launched the award in 2020, inspired by the 1962 Moonshot speech by US President John F. Kennedy urging Americans to see the end of the decade to fly to the moon.
Awarded to five winners annually through 2030, the award is considered the most prestigious of its kind. Each winner will receive a grant of £ 1 million ($ 1.4 million) to develop and expand their ideas.
This year’s prizes will be given to projects that address “tipping point” issues that have opportunities to achieve significant benefits over the next few years, according to the foundation. These include people transportation, agriculture that restores the environment, buildings that minimize pollution and energy use, and initiatives that extend the life of clothing, food and plastic products.
“I can’t wait to see what solutions the award supports in the coming year,” William said in a statement. “In 2022 we are determined to go even further by collecting even more nominations from all over the world to ensure we highlight and scale the best ideas and innovations that will put our planet on a sustainable path and our world Will protect for generations Come on. “