The Earthshot Prize is Prince William’s annual competition aiming to slow climate change by bringing together experts to conceptualize concrete plans to tackle our world’s most pressing environmental matters.
Modelled after the late US president JFK’s Moonshot project. While it has just kicked off last week with the first annual Earthshot Prize Awards we already have an announcement about the second annual awards.
In an interview with People, the Duke of Cambridge was excited to reveal that the second annual awards will be held Stateside.
“This is just the start,” stated the Prince shortly after the ceremony. “I’m thrilled that in 2022, The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States, where we will continue to spread this vital message of urgency, optimism and action.”
Adding that “The urgency of the situation can’t be overstated. But through The Earthshot Prize, I want to show people across the world why there is reason to be hopeful.”
Speaking on what the future hold, he said, “Seeing the incredible solutions that have been developed by the first winners of the Prize—and all of our finalists—shows us that the answers are out there. By recognizing these efforts and supporting and scaling them to be the best they can be, we can inspire the confidence that a healthier, more sustainable future is within our grasp.”
The last time the royal couple, William and Kate, were in the states was all the way back in 2014 on a series of diplomatic engagements along the east coast and it will certainly be interesting to see how the trip unfolds.