New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Prince William will jointly award the prestigious Earthshot Prize, which recognizes innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
The Earthshot Prize, established by Prince William and the Royal Foundation, aims to find 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030. The prize fund is £50 million (approximately $69 million) and will be distributed over a decade.
The Earthshot Prize will be awarded annually to individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, and countries that have made significant contributions to environmental protection and restoration. The five categories for the award are Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World, and Fix Our Climate.
Prime Minister Ardern expressed her excitement at being involved in the awards, saying “New Zealand is committed to addressing the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation. The Earthshot Prize recognizes the important work being done by individuals and organizations around the world to safeguard our planet for future generations.”
Prince William added, “I am thrilled to be partnering with Prime Minister Ardern in recognizing the groundbreaking work being done by individuals and organizations to address the environmental challenges we face. The Earthshot Prize provides a platform to inspire and motivate us all to take action and create a better future for the planet.”
The first Earthshot Prize ceremony will take place in London in October 2023.