It's only a few days into 2022, and Prince William is already thinking about how he wants to save the world. The 39-year-old is now asking for new ideas in order to combat climate change, which is why he began the Earthshot Prize initiative.
During the successful first year, there were five prize winners, who were given $1.3 million each.
"The 2021 Winners and Finalists have set the bar incredibly high," he said in a statement. "As the nominations for 2022 open, I can't wait to see what solutions the Prize helps to champion this coming year."
He continued, "In 2022, we are determined to go further by seeking even more nominations from every corner of the world, ensuring that we spotlight and scale the very best ideas and innovations that will put our planet on a sustainable path and protect our world for generations to come."
This time around, people have until March 4 to submit their applications. From there, an extensive process will take place and eventually 30 nominations will go to the final round.
The Earthshot Prize Council — which includes William, Sir David Attenborough, Shakira and more — will then select five winners.
In October 2021, the dad-of-three held the first awards ceremony, which was a hit.
"The Earthshot Prize is a global environment prize, trying to inspire positivity and solutions to tackle some of the world's biggest environmental challenges," William shared. "So, the inspiration to create is going back to going around the world. I have seen some amazing places and some amazing people who are doing incredible work. I think this sort of prize needs to be highlighting those individuals, give them a profile to present their solutions and show people we can actually fix this stuff. Ultimately, I want my children's future to be better than we currently have at the moment."