Prince William has admitted that he secretly embarked on a jog around Central Park on his visit to New York City for the Earthshot Prize this week.The Prince of Wales hailed the “inspiration and optimism” of the 2023 Earthshot Prize finalists unveiled in New York William, who is married to Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, who launched the £50 million award to encourage and support the fight against environmental challenges, said: “It’s gone better than I’d hoped”, but there was “still a lot of work to do”.
Speaking during a Q&A session at the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit that launched the 15 innovative finalists, the future king, who is said to have a new and "personal approach" to the monarchy, said: “As we’ve seen today, the Earthshot winners and the finalists bring that inspiration and optimism. “And I think we’ve got to hang onto optimism and hope because it is the biggest driver of change, it is the biggest driver of innovation.” William said: “… an important part of the Prize’s designs and development is not just to provide the solutions, but it’s the factor to make people believe there is hope, and there are people out there doing incredible things that will have a massive impact on our futures.” The Earthshot Prize aims to discover and scale up groundbreaking solutions to repair the planet and £1 million in prize money will be presented to the winners in five categories, or Earthshots – Protect and restore nature; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; Build a waste-free world; and Fix our climate.
Among the finalists is Sea Forest, from Australia, which has developed a seaweed-based livestock feed to reduce the planet warming methane emissions from cattle and sheep; while ENSO, a British based company, has.Read more on ok.co.uk
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