Sh7bn environment ‘Nobel’ prize launched

Prince William and Sir David Attenboroug (left) have joined forces to launch the Earthshot Prize. The Aga Khan Development Network is one of the Global Alliance Founding Partners and will be contributing £1 million annually to the project.

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What you need to know:

  • Five people, organisations or groups will be awarded every  year, each going home with Sh141 million each.
  • Nominations for the awards, described by some media as “the Nobel of environmentalism”, open on November 1 this year, with an awards ceremony in a different city each year, starting with London.

Prince William has launched what has been billed as “the most prestigious global environment prize in history”, with Sh7 billion in prize money over 10 years in an attempt to find solutions to protect and restore the environment. 


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