LonDON -- Prince William on Thursday appealed for innovators around the world to submit nominations for his Earthshot Prize, a competition aimed at finding new ways to tackle climate change.
William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the prize in 2020 inspired by U.S. President John F. Kennedy's 1962 "Moonshot" speech that challenged Americans to go to the moon by the end of the decade.
The prize, to be awarded to five winners every year until 2030, is billed as the most prestigious of its kind. Each winner will receive a grant of 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) to develop and scale up their ideas.Sign up for The Climate Barometer, delivered to your inbox every week
This year's prizes will go to projects aimed at "tipping point" issues where there are opportunities to create significant benefits over the next few years, the foundation said. These include personal transportation, agriculture that restores the environment, buildings designed to 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 prize helps to champion this coming year," William said in a statement. "In 2022, we are determined to go further by seeking even more nominations from every corner of the world, ensuring that we spotlight and scale the very best ideas and innovations that will put our planet on a sustainable path and protect our world for generations to come."Sign up for our Royal Dispatch newsletter for all the latest royal news Related Stories Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award Queen appears to show irritation at climate inaction Prince William says great minds should focus on saving Earth not space travel Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize Prince William launches Nobel-like prize for the environment Related links Earthshot Prize website
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