Prince William has finally confirmed the location of next year’s Earthshot Prize Ceremony! Over on the official Twitter page of Kensington Palace the Duke of Cambridge announced that the prize ceremony will be taking in Boston!
“The @EarthshotPrize is back and this year, we’re heading to Boston! Five more winners. Game-changing solutions. More potential to save our planet. Boston, we’ll see you in December #EarthshotBoston2022,” read the statement.
The @EarthshotPrize is back and this year, we're heading to Boston!— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 20, 2022
Five more winners. Game-changing solutions. More potential to save our planet. Boston, we'll see you in December #EarthshotBoston2022 pic.twitter.com/gE24ioqNFh
The announcement was accompanied by a video, where Prince William completed the announcement: “In 2022, we’re back and bringing the Earthshot to the USA where we’ll award the next five winners of the prize. We will be doing it right here in Boston.”
Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot programme of the 1960s, the Duke and the Royal Foundation’s Earthshotprogramme launched in October 2020.
Earthshot is based on their five Earshot goals, which aim to: Build a waste-free world; Protect and restore nature; Fix our climate; Clean our air; Revive our oceans.
Each year for the next decade five £1 million prizes will be awarded, which will provide at least 50 solutions to our greatest environmental problems by 2031.
The announcement that the Earthshot Prize Ceremony will be going across the pond was announced at the climax of the inaugural ceremony back in October, when Prince William said: “Now, I hope you agree, that London and the UK has put on quite a show for our first year.
“So for the second year, we need to pass the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for all five of our Earthshots. Where better than the nation that inspired the Moonshot all those years ago?”
“I’m delighted to announce that The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States of America in 2022,” the Duke finished off his speech.