Where there’s a William there’s a way: prince’s boost for eco pioneers
Milan and Costa Rica are first winners of his Earthshot Prize, which rewards innovative ways to save the environment
Milan and Costa Rica were among the winners of the Earthshot Prize on Sunday, an environmental award created by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who has criticised world leaders for an uninspiring response to the climate change crisis.
The honours were established to find solutions through new technologies or policies to the planet’s biggest environmental problems, with a winner in each of the five categories receiving £1m (about R20m).
Milan won the Build a Waste-Free World award for its food waste hubs, which recover food to give to those most in need, while Costa Rica received the Protect and Restore Nature prize for programmes paying citizens to plant trees and restore ecosystems...