Last night saw the presentation of the first Earthshot prize which is awarded annually from 2021 to 2030, to five winners each year whose solutions substantially help the environment. The prize is given by the London based Royal Charity Foundation and the annual awards were created by the Duke of Cambridge to reward people trying to save the planet.
The inaugural winners were selected from five different categories, and were chosen from a shortlist of 15 by judges including broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, actor Cate Blanchett and singer Shakira.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were joined by stars including Emma Watson, Dame Emma Thompson and David Oyelowo for the ceremony at Alexandra Palace in North London just days before COP26 opens in Glasgow.
The five winners each receiving £1m were: Protect and Restore Nature: The Republic of Costa Rica; Clean our Air: Takachar, India; Revive our Oceans: Coral Vita, Bahamas; Build a Waste-Free World: The City of Milan Food Waste Hubs, Italy; and Fix our Climate: AEM Electrolyser, Thailand/Germany/Italy.
You can read more about the Earthshot prize including details of the winners and their projects at: https://earthshotprize.org/