William was joined by Al Gore, Jaden Smith, Chris Hemsworth,
Jane Fonda, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle
and more for the virtual conference. The star-studded panel
discussed how the world can tackle global warming and ensure
a better future for the planet.
A DECADE OF ACTION
TO REPAIR OUR PLANET
Over the last ten years, the evidence that we
face urgent challenges to protect the environment has become
indisputable, and it’s clear that the time to act is now.
The Royal Foundation and Prince William have launched
The Earthshot Prize,
the most prestigious global prize for the environment in
As well as identifying evidence-based
solutions to the biggest environmental problems the planet
faces, The Earthshot Prize aims to turn the current
pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism
that we can rise to the biggest challenges of our time. 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.
The Prize will incentivise change and help to
repair our planet over the next ten years – a critical
decade for the Earth.
Over the course of the next decade, The
Earthshot Prize will find the most inspiring solutions to
the world’s greatest challenges. These new solutions will
work on every level, have a positive effect on environmental
change and improve living standards globally, particularly
for communities who are most at risk from climate change.
Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of
individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists,
activists, economists, community projects, leaders,
governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries –
anyone whose workable solutions make a substantial
achieving the Earthshots.
An awards ceremony will take place in
different cities across the world each year between 2021 and
2030, at which the five winners for each of the Earthshots
will be selected from 15 finalists.
The first awards ceremony will take place in London in