Prince William’s Earthshot Prize to publish e book on ‘urgency of the environmental challenges going through our world’

Prince William’s environmental prize, the Earthshot Prize, is publishing a e book designed to encourage motion to guard the atmosphere and fight local weather change.

Earthshot is a e book by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes, with an introduction by Prince William. (John Murray)

Earthshot “will be the authoritative book of The Earthshot Prize, highlighting the urgency of the environmental challenges facing our world while also providing readers with inspirational case studies of the incredible solutions happening globally to repair our planet,” the e book’s writer, John Murray, mentioned in a press launch.

The e book is subtitled “how to save our planet” and was written by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes. Buttfield is the chief producer for the Our Planet Project on the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) while Hughes is a science author and filmmaker.

Prince William wrote the introduction.

The prize and the e book are centered on 5 completely different targets for environmental change: shield and restore nature, clear our air, revive our oceans, construct a waste-free world and repair our local weather.

The e book will additionally function contributions from singer and philanthropist Shakira Mebarak, activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, and broadcaster and pure historian Sir David Attenborough.

These contributors all act as advisers to the Earthshot Prize.

Earthshot will be printed in Canada on Oct. 5, 2021.

In this undated photograph supplied by Kensington Palace on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Britain’s Prince William, proper and Naturalist Sir David Attenborough react as they disicuss the Earthshot Prize at Kensington Palace, in London. Prince William has launched essentially the most prestigious world atmosphere prize in historical past to sort out local weather points. (Kensington Palace by way of AP)

A prize to avoid wasting the planet

The Earthshot Prize will award 5 prizes price $1.7 million Cdn annually for the following 10 years, from 2021 to 2030, beneath the identical classes of defending and restoring nature, cleaner air, reviving oceans, waste-reduction and local weather change.

“The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: Either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our plane, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem solve,” the Duke of Cambridge mentioned when he introduced the prize in 2019.

William has recruited a dozen world celebrities to affix the Earthshot Prize Council to resolve the winners.

They embrace Brazilian footballer Alves and Chinese entrepreneur Ma, Queen Rania of Jordan, Australian actor Cate Blanchett, Colombian singer Shakira and former UN local weather chief Christiana Figueres.

“By 2030 we really hope to have made huge strides in fixing some of the biggest problems the Earth faces,” William mentioned when asserting the prize.

“I think that urgency with optimism really creates action. And so the Earthshot Prize is really about harnessing that optimism and that urgency to find solutions to some of the world’s greatest environmental problems.”

The prize is supported by a number of worldwide organizations, together with the WWF, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Economic Forum, the National Geographic Society and Greenpeace.

The first prize winners will be introduced on Oct. 17, 2021.

More royals publishing books

Earthshot is the second e book with a royal connection to be introduced this week. On Tuesday, July 20, Prince Harry introduced he will be publishing a memoir in late 2022.

The e book, which will not be but titled, will be “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him,” in accordance with the Canadian writer, Random House Canada.

Harry’s spouse, Meghan, additionally not too long ago grew to become an writer. She printed her first e book, the image e book The Bench, in spring 2021. The e book, which was illustrated by American artist Christian Robinson, was a celebration of fathers and sons. It was impressed by Harry’s relationship with the couple’s first baby, Archie.

The Bench is the second e book Meghan has labored on.

In 2018, she labored on and wrote the foreword to Together, a cookbook compiling recipes from survivors of the Grenfell Tower fireplace in London. In the aftermath of the hearth, a number of ladies got here collectively on the Hubb Community Kitchen to share recipes, discover group and restore hope. Meghan grew to become concerned within the group, and the cookbook serves as a fundraiser for the kitchen.

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With information from Reuters

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