Prince William described himself as a “die-hard optimist” ahead of his appearance at the Environment Awards with Kate.
The Prince of Wales made the comments in an article published hours before the ceremony in the US city of Boston.
He said he wanted to “enhance” the impact of his Earthshot Prize finalists to inspire a “desperate world” that there was a way forward.
singer Billie Eilish to lead entertainment lineup During the ceremony, the aim was to celebrate and amplify environmental solutions to repair the planet.
Former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham will hand out one of five awards, with winners in each category receiving £1 million to develop their projects.
The future king wrote in the Huffington Post, about the finalists: “The Champions of the Earth Awards want to find the best of them. We want to celebrate and support them so we can not only enhance their positive impact, It can also show a hopeless world that there is an optimistic path forward.
“Dire predictions for our natural world are not the only aspect of this story, and they are not necessarily our future.”
Describing his thinking behind the award, William said he was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambition to put a man on the moon during his successful Moonshot program.
He said: “We face a seemingly insurmountable challenge, like putting a man on the moon: reversing the damage done to our planet and putting us on a path to a more sustainable future.
“Fixing our planet won’t be easy, but the case for taking action to protect our natural world is undeniable.”
Analysis – Royal visit overshadowed by string of bad news
earlier prince of wales “Warm, friendly and substantive discussions” with US President Joe Biden about William Earth Prize.
Kensington Palace said the president was keen to hear some of the stories of the awards and the finalists when the two met at the Kennedy Library.
William also thanked the president for traveling to London to attend his grandmother the Queen’s funeral in September, and the pair shared memories of the late monarch.
Ahead of the award, William and Kennedy’s daughter visited the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston with her children Jack and Tatiana Schlossberg, while Kate visited Harvard University to speak with Early Childhood Development experts were interviewed.
Meeting staff at the Center for Developing Children, the Princess of Wales said: “There is so much amazing work going on and we need to start sharing learning and science and what can be done better and improved to help children go On track to adult life.”
Following the tour, the Kennedys enjoyed a private lunch with William and discussions with representatives of the Champions of the Earth Prize founding partner organizations.
Visit set back by racial row
The couple’s three-day trip to Boston has come to an end overshadowed by racial squabbles William’s godmother Lady Susan Hussey has resigned as royal aide after repeatedly asking a prominent British-born black domestic violence charity boss “where she really came from”.
it also saw Trailer promoting Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary series The timing of yesterday’s release was interpreted by some royal commentators as a snub.