By Alex Glenn • 18 October 2021 • 9:06
Prince William’s Earthshot Prize winners announced. Prince William is fighting against climate change.
William hopes that the Earthshot prizewinners will help beat climate change. He has called all those shortlisted “innovators, leaders and visionaries”.
William recorded a short film. The film was released ahead of the London Eye ceremony held on Sunday, October 17. In the film, William warned that the: “actions we choose or choose not to take in the next 10 years will determine the fate of the planet for the next thousand”.
“A decade doesn’t seem long, but humankind has an outstanding record of being able to solve the unsolvable,”
“The future is ours to determine. And if we set our minds to it, nothing is impossible.”
According to Earthshot: “Each of these five Winners will receive £1million prize money and a global network of professional and technical support to scale their remarkable environmental solutions to repair our planet and accelerate their impact.
“The five Winners include cutting-edge technologists, innovators, an entire country, and a pioneering city. The five Winners were selected by The Earthshot Prize Council and were chosen for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet and their ability to scale their impact globally in response to the urgent challenges we face.”
The “Protect and Restore Nature” award went to the Republic of Costa Rica. The Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado commented: “We receive this recognition with pride but humility, what we have achieved in this small country in Central America can be done anywhere.”
The “Clean our Air” prize went to Indian company Takachar. They are working to help farmers turn agricultural waste into fertiliser. This will help prevent air pollution.
Coral Vita, from the Bahamas, also won an award for their project which grows coral 50 times faster than normal.
Italy’s Milan won the “Food Waste Hubs” award. The town has been helping feed the needy.
The “Fix our Climate” award went to a joint Thai-German-Italian team. They are working on renewable energy.
All the winners will receive expert help to develop their projects in the future.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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