Emma Thompson looks effortlessly stylish in a navy suit and trainers to attend the Earthshot Prize Awards
Emma Thompson looked stylish as she attended Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards at Alexandra Palace in London on Sunday.
The actress, 62, cut a chic figure in a navy blazer featuring a dazzling silver brooch, which she layered above a coordinating silk top.
She donned a pair of matching trousers and put a cool spin on the look with white trainers.
Looking good: Emma Thompson looked sensational as she attended Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards on Sunday
She paired her blue suit with a glamorous make-up look and styled her luscious white locks into a stylish bob for the event.
It marked the first ceremony in Duke of Cambridge’s decade-long global environmental competition.
A set of A-list judges – including Sir David Attenborough, Cate Blanchett, Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan – joined the show which saw winners handed £1million for an idea to protect the planet.
A host of stars arrived via a green carpet, before taking their seats in Alexandra Palace’s stunning East Court Theatre for the ceremony.
Centre of attention: The actress, 62, cut a smart figure in a navy blazer featuring a dazzling silver brooch, which she layered above a coordinating silk top
Beauty: She paired her blue suit with a glamorous make-up look, with a light layer of foundation and statement pink lip
An exciting and star-studded group of internationally recognised performers, presenters and Earthshot Prize guests joined William and his wife Kate Middleton.
Prince William will also present a new BBC show about the environment featuring pioneers who have been recognised for finding innovative solutions to the most pressing climate issues.
The event will be a celebration of the natural world, focused on turning the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism by celebrating the people and places driving change.
The stars of the show will be the five inaugural winners of The Earthshot Prize who will be announced during the ceremony.
It will celebrate the ingenuity of all 15 Earthshot Prize Finalists and their extraordinary work to tackle the challenges posed by climate change and the threats to our oceans, air, and land.
Launched by The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize has been inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme in the 1960’s, which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon.
What a pair! It marked the first ceremony in Prince William’s decade-long global environmental competition (pictured with wife Kate Middleton)
It aims to incentivise change and inspire collective action around our unique ability to innovate, problem solve and ultimately repair our planet over the next ten years.
The prize is based on five ‘Earthshot’ goals: Protect and restore nature; Fix our climate; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; Build a waste free world
Five £1 million prizes will be awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.
The Earthshot Prize 2021 which will be broadcast on Sunday at 8pm on BBC One.
The 15 Earthshot Prize finalists
Buckingham Palace lit up green ahead of the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra
Protect and restore nature finalists
- Pole Pole Foundation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a community-led conservation initiative protecting gorillas and local livelihoods
- the Republic of Costa Rica for a scheme paying local people to help revive the rainforest
- Restor, from Switzerland, which operates an online conversation search engineering platform
Clean our air finalists
- Blue Map App, from China – an environmental database
- Takachar, from India, which turns agricultural waste into sellable bio-products
- Vinisha Umashankar, who proposes using solar energy to replace charcoal to power millions of roadside ironing carts in India
Revive our oceans finalists
- Coral Vita, from The Bahamas, which grows coral on land to replant in oceans
- Living seawalls, from Australia, for its habitat panels, fitted to sea defences, mimic natural formations like rock pools
- Pristine seas, a global ocean conservation programme from the US
Build a waste free world finalists
- The city of Milan food waste hubs
- Sanergy, in Kenya, which is an enterprise that turns organic waste into fertiliser and insect protein for farmers
- Wota Box, of Japan, turns more than 98 per cent of water waste into clean fresh water
Fix our climate finalists
- AEM Electrolyser, of Thailand, Germany and Italy, which is a green hydrogen technology company
- Reeddi capsules, from Nigeria, are solar-powered energy capsules which can be rented and returned for $0.50 a day, cutting energy costs by 30 per cent and boosting local businesses
- Solbazaar, from Bangladesh, the world’s first peer-to-peer energy exchange network