Prince William in Singapore for First-Ever Asian Earthshot Prize Award
The Earthshot Prize Awards marks the first time the prestigious event has been held in Asia. It aims to support innovative solutions for climate and environmental challenges. By: Wee Yan Ling
Prince William arrives in Singapore for the annual Earthshot Prize awards which aims to support innovative solutions to address climate change and environmental challenges. William has expressed his enthusiasm for returning to Singapore and praised the country for its commitment to environmental innovation, setting a standard for others to follow.
He stood on the upper floor for a stunning view of the Rain Vortex which was illuminated in green to mark his arrival. William also planted a tree in his honour in the indoor garden at the base of the waterfall. He has travelled solo this time after 11 years and is focused on the Earthshot Prize as well as his Royal Foundation Charity launched in 2020 to promote innovative solutions to combat global warming.
This also marks the first time The Earthshot Prize will be produced by Studio Silverback, the world’s leading natural history producer renowned for world-class environmental content such as the ground-breaking documentary David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet.
Studio Silverback’s production of the global initiative will also mark the first time the awards ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events as part of Earthshot Week. Beginning Monday 6 November, the week will see global leaders, businesses and investors convene in Singapore to explore exciting opportunities with The Earthshot Prize winners and finalists, aimed at accelerating their solutions and bringing about tangible action to repair the planet. Members of the public will also be invited to experience local activations centred on the 2023 cohort of Earthshot solutions.
Under Studio Silverback’s vision with Executive Producer and Director Julia Knowles and Executive Producer Elaine Paterson, The Earthshot Prize will focus on a celebration of human ingenuity and our amazing natural world with an emphasis on the Prize as a unique moment of global unity and ambition to find environmental solutions.
The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday and will be announcing 5 winners. The recipients will receive US$1.2 million to upscale their projects for a broader global impact. Fifteen finalists each representing six continents were selected from 1,300 nominees this year.
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