The Prince of Wales to Attend London Climate Action Week Events

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Prince William with the 2023 Earthshot Prize winners (from left) S4S Technologies co-founder Nidhi Pant; S4S Technologies chief executive Vaibhav Tidke; Accion Andina president Constantino Aucca Chutas; Mr Florent Kaiser, CEO of Global Forest Generation, which is a co-founding organisation of Accion Andina; Boomitra CEO and founder Aadith Moorthy; WildAid marine programme director Emily Owen; WildAid chief operating officer Meaghan Brosnan; GRST CEO and co-founder Justin Hung; and GRST chief financial officer Frank Harley Singapore, 7 November 2023
Prince William with the 2023 Earthshot Prize winners (from left) S4S Technologies co-founder Nidhi Pant; S4S Technologies chief executive Vaibhav Tidke; Accion Andina president Constantino Aucca Chutas; Mr Florent Kaiser, CEO of Global Forest Generation, which is a co-founding organisation of Accion Andina; Boomitra CEO and founder Aadith Moorthy; WildAid marine programme director Emily Owen; WildAid chief operating officer Meaghan Brosnan; GRST CEO and co-founder Justin Hung; and GRST chief financial officer Frank Harley Singapore, 7 November 2023

THE PRINCE OF WALES WILL ATTEND EVENTS DURING LONDON CLIMATE ACTION WEEK

London

Thursday 27th June 2024

The Prince of Wales, in his role as President and Founder of the Earthshot Prize, will attend two events during London Climate Action Week on Thursday 27th June.

These events will bring together global business leaders to highlight the impactful work of environmental innovators from around the world.

The Earthshot Prize searches the globe for game-changing innovations to help repair our planet, naming fifteen as finalists and awarding £1 million to the best five solutions each year to scale and grow. In addition to recognising five Winners, The Prize also works throughout the year to build public awareness, catalyse investment, and provide mentorship to all winners and finalists around the world.

Engagement 1:

The Prince of Wales will join a panel session at the inaugural Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp to celebrate the impact of Earthshot Prize Finalists and global climate innovators during London Climate Action Week.

The ‘Stories of Impact’ event will showcase inspiring news from Earthshot Prize finalists and partners, and highlight collaborations being formed to scale and accelerate progress for climate solutions.

The Prince will meet Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Global Advisor to the Earthshot Prize winners, and key partners before joining the audience and hearing the stories of three finalists who will share their progress and ambitions to date. The Prince will then join a panel session moderated by Hannah Waddingham, with Hannah Jones, Earthshot Prize Chief Executive, and Tokunboh Ishmael, Earthshot Prize Trustee, where they will reflect on the success of the Prize so far and their ambitions for its future.

Earthshot Prize finalists spotlighted on stage include Nidhi Pant, Co-Founder of S4S Technologies, Meaghan Brosnan, CCO of WildAid, Manja Kargbo, Lead of Freetown the Treetown, Chris Kastern, Director of Growth from Abalobi and Charlot Magayi, Founder & CEO of Mukuru Clean Stoves. Throughout the day, Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp participants will hear from special guests, including Richard Curtis, Es Devlin, Amelia Kallman, Stella McCartney, as well as receive video messages from Bill Gates and Dara Khosrowshahi.

The Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp is designed for 50 innovators reflecting the richness and diversity of the Earthshot Prize’s climate portfolio, including Earthshot Prize Finalists and other solutions. to. Throughout the day-long programme these innovators will connect with experts, investors, and business leaders to scale and accelerate capital towards transformative climate solutions. Sessions will include skill-building sessions to challenge, stretch and build on their ideas, as well as invaluable networking opportunities.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is a Global Alliance Founding Partner of the Earthshot Prize.

Engagement 2:

The Prince of Wales will speak at the Breakthrough Energy Summit, an event which brings together leaders in technology, policy, science, academia, and business to collaborate on innovative climate solutions.

Over 1,200 participants are expected to attend the 2024 Summit, which will highlight and build upon the positive momentum and actions taking place across the climate innovation space, giving a real-time look into both the potential impact of emerging technologies, and the demanding road ahead.

His Royal Highness will meet Bill Gates, founder of Breakthrough Energy and will tour the Innovation Showcase displaying some of the leading climate innovations being developed around the world. This will include 2023 Earthshot Prize finalist Circ, a US based company which has created a ground- breaking solution to enable the recycling of polycotton fabrics. The fashion industry diverts 92 million tonnes of textiles to incinerators or landfills each year, and less than one percent is recycled into new clothing. Circ’s technology unlocks the ability to recycle synthetic textiles, thereby reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and incinerators each year. The Summit will also include remarks from a 2022 Earthshot Prize winner, 44.01, which has created a way to permanently store CO2 using the natural power of mineralization.

Breakthrough Energy is a global network of climate leaders committed to accelerating the world’s journey to a clean energy future. It is a Global Alliance Founding Partner of The Earthshot Prize and works to help scale Finalists’ visions and enable their development and deployment. The Breakthrough Energy network spans the world’s top climate researchers, innovators, investors, and policy thinkers working across the entire innovation pipeline – doing everything from funding and scaling technologies, advocating for climate smart policies, and mobilising partners to take effective action.

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