The inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony will take place this evening at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The first five winners of the Earthshot Prize will be unveiled at the most sustainable event of its kind, which will celebrate the ingenuity of all 15 Earthshot Prize Finalists and their extraordinary work to tackle the challenges posed by climate change and the threats to our oceans, air, and land.
Ahead of the ceremony, The Prince of Wales sent a message of support:
I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.
As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need. Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, the Earthshot Prize, and its inspirational nominees, will help us find the innovative solutions.
In parallel, through my Terra Carta and Sustainable Markets Initiative, we will work to mobilize the trillions of dollars required to transition the global economy onto a more sustainable trajectory.
Together, with all those who join us, we have a real opportunity to deliver a brighter future for humanity while restoring harmony between Nature, People and Planet.
Created by The Duke of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation, The Earthshot Prize aims to find and reward inspiring and innovative solutions, from around the world, to the environmental challenges facing our planet.
Five £1 million prizes, based on five Earthshot goals, will be awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.
The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and Discovery at 8pm BST.