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Prince William is allocating 55 million euros for a new environmental award, similar to the Nobel Prizes, in an attempt to find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges for the planet.

In an interview with CNN, the prince said that this will be ""the most prestigious global award for the environment"" so far and that his goal is to move the debate on the environment from pessimism and negativity to optimism and hope.

""There are wonderful people doing incredible things around the world, all within small communities everywhere. If one of them might have an amazing idea, we can scale that up, we can use that to really tackle some issues,"" he said.

Starting in 2021, the Earthshot Award will be given annually to five individuals, organizations or groups who find solutions to the five ""Earthshot"" goals: protecting and restoring nature, cleaning the air, invigorating the oceans, building a waste-free world or reducing global warming. His hope is that there will be at least 50 solutions to the problems in each of these five areas by 2030.

Kensington Palace aims to make it one of the most prestigious global environmental awards in history. Each winner will receive £ 1 million (€ 1.1 million) - more than a Nobel Prize winner receives.

The award comes as 2020 has shattered a series of temperature records, an alarm signal that the Earth is heading for a rise in global temperatures of over 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that rising above this threshold could have dangerous, life-threatening consequences - through heat waves, rising sea levels and a lack of water in some areas.

What do you think? Is this award a new chance to save the environment?
Do you think that this award will bring with it some changes for the environment?
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J5955082o59

  6 months ago
That’s cool
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Ralocan

  6 months ago
That’s cool
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S1257642a

  6 months ago
It is called Weather. He can hand out Farmer's Almanacs to all the winners
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maltascott1

  6 months ago
What a great thing. Shame we dropped out of the Paris Accord.
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Perry5

  6 months ago
I hope the award does bring about changes.I also hope it would cause companies to take a good look at themselves and their practices that is causing a lot of problems for our planet.There are more floods,hurricanes and other natural(but still preventable) disasters then ever.Look at all the forest fires!Companies could help prevent and stop these occurrences but might not all in the name of money.
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pc1976

  6 months ago
Hopefully this award will bring some positive changes for our planet.
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Mielle13

  6 months ago
Maybe Bring Some New Ideas To This Awful Problem! Saving The Environment Is Worth It In The Long Run!
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tol2020

  6 months ago
Three cheers for this one, as long as the money comes from private sources and not government or public funds. The money might motivate people to bring forward some good ideas. Hopefully they can avoid having this turn into a "political football" (which might be a challenge).
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