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Prince William unveils 15 inspiring global Finalists for The Earthshot Prize during Innovation Summit in New York City

The Earthshot Prize’s third class of 15 global innovators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and activists working to find cutting-edge solutions to climate change, will be honoured at The Prize’s annual awards ceremony in Singapore this November.

Today, Prince William and The Earthshot Prize announced the 15 Finalists for this year’s Prize at the second Earthshot Innovation Summit, an event hosted in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and held alongside the UN General Assembly to celebrate and champion innovators focused on solving our most pressing global climate challenges.

The 15 innovators honored as Earthshot Finalists represent six continents and were chosen from more than 1,100 nominees. Each of the Finalists will be in the running to receive one of the five £1 million prizes awarded at the third-annual Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in Singapore later this year.

Founded by Prince William in 2020, The Earthshot Prize aims to discover and help scale the world’s most innovative climate and environmental solutions to protect and restore our planet.  The Prize is centered around five ‘Earthshots’: simple but aspirational goals to rensure our communities, oceans and future ecosystems can thrive together in harmony for generations to come: Protect & Restore Nature; Clean Our Air; Revive Our Oceans; Build A Waste-free World and Fix Our Climate.

In addition to their eligibility for the £1 million prize, all Finalists will receive mentorship, resources and technical support from The Earthshot Prize Fellowship Program, a year-long programme for each cohort of 15 Finalists to accelerate the growth of their groundbreaking solutions. That support includes access to the Prize’s robust network of influential businesses, investors, and climate experts, including The Earthshot Prize’s Global Alliance of Partners, comprised of some of the world’s largest businesses, donors, investors and environmental organizations committed to climate action.

Following a rigorous nomination and vetting process, the 15 Finalists were selected by The Earthshot Prize’s Expert Advisory Panel, a global panel of 59 scientific, academic, and subject-matter experts. The Expert Advisory Council assesses each of the Finalist’s solutions based on their potential to answer some of the most demanding climate challenges and positively impact people, communities, and our planet.

The five Winners of this year’s Prize will be selected by Prince William and the prestigious Earthshot Prize Council, a global body of activists, experts, and influencers championing urgent and innovative action to protect the climate and our natural environment. The Earthshot Prize Council is chaired by The Earthshot Prize Board of Trustees Chair, Christiana Figueres DBE, architect of the Paris Agreement.

The Earthshot Prize Council Members include: Prince William, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Cate Blanchett, Sir David Attenborough, Ernest Gibson, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indra Nooyi, Jack Ma, Luisa Neubauer, Naoko Yamazaki, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Stella McCartney and Yao Ming.

The Earthshot Prize awards ceremony will take place on November 7 in Singapore. It will air around the world via broadcast partners to be announced in due course.

This year, for the first time, the awards ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events as part of Earthshot Week. Beginning Monday 6 November, the week will see global leaders, businesses and investors convene in Singapore to explore exciting opportunities with The Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists, aimed at accelerating their solutions and bringing about tangible action to repair the planet. Members of the public will also be invited to experience local activations centered on the 2023 cohort of Earthshot solutions.

Meet The 2023 Earthshot Prize Finalists

Discover the stories behind this year’s cohort of incredible innovators in the running for the Earthshot Prize 2023.

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