Prince William and The Royal Foundation's The Earthshot Prize is one of the most high-profile environmental prizes in history.
The Prize aims to catalyze change and support the global movement to save the planet over the next ten years, considered by many to be a crucial decade to turn things around.
The Earthshot Prize is based on five Earthshots, simple yet ambitious goals for 2030. The five Earthshots are:
1. Protect and restore nature
2. Clean our air
3. Revive our oceans
4. Build a waste-free world
5. Fix our climate
Prince William, evoking the inspiration he found in John F Kennedy's Moonshot Prize , states:
"But now, rather than a moonshot, we need Earthshots for this decade. We must harness that same spirit of human ingenuity and purpose an turn it with laser sharp focus and urgency on the most pressing challenge we have ever faced - repairing our planet."
Those eligible for the prize include individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries – anyone whose workable solutions make a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.
Every year from 2021 until 2030, Prince William, alongside The Earthshot Prize Council which covers six continents, will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners, one per Earthshot.
Nominations will open on 1st November, with over 100 nominating partners from across the world being invited to submit nominations of those individuals, communities, businesses and organisations who could win The Earthshot Prize.