As he condemns ‘negative’ climate discussions, Prince William takes a barely veiled dig at Charles.
DURING THE LAUNCH OF HIS INITIAL EARTHSHOT PRIZE ON SUNDAY, PRINCE WILLIAM emphasized his aim to “create positivity” around the climate issue debate.
During an interview with BBC Newscast, Prince William described how his Earthshot Prize will help to “generate acts” and “positivity” in the climate change debate. He explained that conversations about the climate situation had become “extremely unpleasant” in recent years, prompting him to establish the awards, which seek out environmental ideas from around the world. Prince Charles, Prince William’s father, has been a long-time environmental crusader who has led countless debates and panels on the “catastrophic” repercussions of climate inaction.
Prince William, speaking to BBC Newscast host Adam Fleming, said: “The whole climate change debate, environmental issues growing, pollution – it’s always been in the back of my mind, so I’ve always felt very strongly about it and I’ve been watching very closely what others have been doing, trying to see what’s been missing.
“Over the last few years, I’ve seen a lack of urgency and, more importantly, positivity in the discourse.
“It’s been a dreadful experience.
“Understandably, because it is such a massive subject, everyone is absolutely overwhelmed by the facts, the magnitude of the difficulties, and other factors.
“So we wanted to break it down and figure out how we could add something that would generate action, positivity, and enthusiasm toward actually tackling some of these problems,” says the author.
Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launched the Earthshot Prize in October 2020, and the first winners will be announced on Sunday, October 17.
It will give £1 million to each of five organizations to help them progress their innovative solutions to the climate change challenge.
In September, Prince William revealed the 15 finalists, which include a coral farming project in the Bahamas, food waste hubs in Milan, and solar-powered energy capsules in Nigeria.
The Earthshot Prize Council, which is made up of global ambassadors from a variety of industries that promote good environmental change, will choose the five winners. The Queen of Jordan, Shakira, and Cate Blanchett are among the members.
On Sunday evening, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will present the five winners at Alexandra Palace.
They’ll be joined by a slew of superstars, including. “Brinkwire News Summary.”