This the “most prestigious global environment prize in history”.

The Earthshot prize was launched by Prince William on Thursday as a new global prize for the environment. It is hoped that the prize will incentivise change and repair our planet over the next ten years. “A critical decade for the Earth.”

The prize consists of five one million-pound prizes which will be awarded over the next then years. “Over the course of the next decade, The Earthshot Prize will find and highlight the most inspiring  solutions to the world’s greatest challenges,” according to a statement released by the Royal Foundation.

“But the Prize is about much more than awarding  achievement – it is a decade of action to convene the environmental world with funders, businesses  and individuals to maximise impact and take solutions to scale, to celebrate the people and places  driving change; and to inspire people all over the world to work together to repair the planet.”

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Protect and restore the environment

The Earthshot Prize is the result of two hard years of work by Prince William and his wife, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge to develop a project which will support the global effort to protect and  restore the environment.

The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for  our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

The five Earthshots  are:  

1.     Protect and restore nature

2.     Clean our air

3.     Revive our oceans

4.     Build a waste-free world

5.     Fix our climate

This series of five short films brings each Earthshot to life. Produced by world-leading wildlife filmmakers Silverback Films, the films are narrated by young climate activists including Bindi and Robert Irwin.

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