Prince William just announced the Earthshot initiative, a multi-million pound prize to encourage the world’s greatest problem-solvers to find answers to the Earth’s biggest environmental problems, saying the planet was now at a tipping point.
“The earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve,” William, 37, said in a statement.
“Remember the awe-inspiring civilisations that we have built, the life-saving technology we have created, the fact that we have put a man on the moon,” he added. “People can achieve great things. The next 10 years present us with one of our greatest tests – a decade of action to repair the Earth.”
The Earthshot Prize will be awarded to five winners a year over the next decade with the aim of producing at least 50 solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.