The honors were established for finding solutions through new technologies or policies to the biggest environmental problems on the planet, with one winner in each of the five categories receiving one million pounds (C $ 1.7 million). Milan won the “Building a Waste-Free World” award for its food waste centers, which collect food to give to those who need it most, while Costa Rica received the “Protect and Restore Food Waste” award. nature ”for programs paying citizens to plant trees and restore ecosystems.
“We are living in the most momentous period in human history,” William, second in line to the British throne, said in a video message at the ceremony held in London.
“The actions we choose or choose not to take over the next 10 years will determine the fate of the planet for the next thousand. “
The British royal family recently made a series of comments on environmental issues.
William delivered a thinly veiled blow Thursday to billionaires involved in a space tourism race, saying the world’s greatest brains should instead focus on solving the environmental problems facing Earth.
Queen Elizabeth said she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but do nothing to tackle global warming, and added that it was still not clear who would show up at the next summit on the COP26 climate in Glasgow.