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London Climate Action Week 2024: Celebrating £70 million support generated for Earthshot innovators in just 4 years

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Today during London Climate Action Week 2024, investors and innovators from around the world celebrated the remarkable progress made so far by our Finalists and the incredible support shown by our partners in driving environmental innovation.

At ‘Stories of Impact’, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and live-streamed on LinkedIn, we heard how in less than four years, over £70 million of direct and in-kind support has been generated to support our growing network of Finalists and Winners.

This includes £45.8 million in direct funding, £20.3 million in customer deals or pilot deployments, and £4.5 million in pro-bono support from professional services firms and accelerators within The Earthshot Prize’s Global Alliance of partners.

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Stories of Impact was hosted by Michael R. Bloomberg and presented by Bloomberg TV’s Jennifer Zabasajja and broadcaster June Sarpong OBE.


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During a captivating hour of panel discussions, we heard from The Earthshot Prize founder Prince William and Finalists Nidhi Pant – S4S Technologies, Meaghan Brosnan – WildAid Marine Program, Charlot Magayi – Mukuru Clean Stoves, Manja Kargbo – Freetown the Treetown, and Chris Kastern – Abalobi.

Working with experts in business, philanthropy, academia, and policy, The Earthshot Prize has identified over 3,000 of the best solutions from all sectors and geographies. And this year, The Prize received its most nominations ever: 2,429 game-changing solutions based in 139 countries worldwide and put forward by more than 430 Official Nominators.

The most recent class of Finalists are already rapidly scaling their solutions, with help from our Fellowship Programme, which aims to arrange partnerships, expand solutions into new markets, and accelerate entire sectors.

Since the 15 2023 Finalists were announced last September, the Fellowship Programme has connected them to 80 speaking opportunities, secured invites to more than 100 key climate-focused events, made 150 introductions to potential partners and funders, and conducted 11 masterclasses with experts in business, technology, and other key sectors.

The positive impact of our Finalists and Winners on communities worldwide showcases just how successful The Earthshot Prize’s support model can be.

To date, 45 solutions representing six continents have become Finalists for The Earthshot Prize. Collectively, the solutions from our 2021 and 2022 cohorts have:

    • Reduced, avoided, or captured 420,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions
    • Saved, reused, or recycled 2.5 million tonnes of water
    • Removed, upcycled, or avoided 100,000 tonnes of waste

Discover more about the impact created so far by reading our Impact Report 2024.

In recent months, the 2023 Earthshot Prize Finalists and Winners have formed strong partnerships with major corporations, collaborated with each other, and announced significant investments in their solutions.

These incredible efforts highlight the urgent need and demand for innovations like those of our Finalists to tackle the environmental challenges our world faces. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Fix our Climate Finalists

Aquacycl launched their “Escape the Waste” campaign, with support from Earthshot partner Leo Burnett, aiming to raise awareness of the water-carbon link and promote their solutions to reduce water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Boomitra, with Earthshot Founding Partner DP World, announced a partnership to support farmers in the Global South to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in soil through regenerative agriculture practices.

Sea Forest launched their “Farming for Tomorrow” coalition, a collection of ventures and corporations with the aim of reducing global methane emissions.

Clean our Air Finalists

ENSO has established plans for a carbon-neutral tyre factory in the U.S., aiming to significantly expand into one of the largest EV markets in the world.

GRST and Coastal 500 are collaborating to introduce electric fishing boats with GRST-powered recyclable batteries in the Philippines.

GRST developed a lead acid battery replacement for 2021 Finalist SOLShare’s electric three-wheelers in Bangladesh.

Protect & Restore Nature Finalists

The Cities of Freetown and Pretoria are partnering to replicate Freetown The Treetown, a citizen-led reforestation model, encouraging citizens to plant trees, track and monitor them.

Acción Andina is introducing their new fundraising campaign and strategy for a $100 million fund to restore the Andes and secure water for the region, Yaku Ñan – The Path of Water.

Belterra and Earthshot Global Alliance Member Natura&Co partnered to restore 40,000 hectares in Northern Brazil by 2035, with Natura&Co committing to purchase crops from the project.

Build a Waste-Free World Finalists

S4S Technologies and ENSO partnered with Global Alliance Member Deloitte to receive support on strategy development crucial to driving more growth and impact.

Circ and GRST received $250,000 each from Earthshot Founding Partner Temasek Trust’s inaugural Amplifier Programme, which also launched Co-Axis, a catalytic funding marketplace to support sustainable initiatives.

Colorifix has added a bright yellow dye to their growing palette of sustainable dyes for use at an industrial level. This dye is an anthraquinone pigment that can be found in fungi.

Revive our Oceans Finalists

Coastal 500 organised the first global gathering of Coastal 500 mayors, hosted in the Philippines, to exchange strategies for coastal water protection.

ABALOBI and Coastal 500 are in the early concept stages of collaborating to implement digital tools and models in fisheries in South America and Southeastern Africa.

WildAid Marine Program and Coastal 500 are also collaborating to fight illegal fishing in the Philippines.



If you missed the live-stream or would like to watch it again, it is available to view on The Earthshot Prize LinkedIn page.

The stories of impact shared during London Climate Action Week prove that innovation and optimism work. Let’s celebrate these ground-breaking solutions together and continue working towards a sustainable future for everyone.

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