Following a hugely successful first year, Year 2 of The Earthshot Prize is breaking records with more than 1000 awe-inspiring solutions put forward, a huge 30% increase on last year, as nominees hope to win the world’s most ambitious and prestigious environmental prize.
Between January and March our international Nominators scoured the world for the most inspiring and impactful solutions that will repair our planet. With over 345 experienced Nominators from 80 countries worldwide, this year’s pool of nominations is more diverse than ever before.
The search covered all regions and continents, and the 1000 nominations received represent incredible solutions from 100 countries. With this first stage of the selection process complete, work has started to narrow these entries down until we award the next set of Winners later this year.
The 15 Finalists will represent a hugely diverse range of solutions, critical to the Prize’s mission to repair our planet by 2030. The change needed requires solutions from all sectors in society to catalyze impact around the world.
To achieve this, the Prize will consider solutions from all countries and sectors with last year’s Finalists including a schoolgirl, a grassroots non-profit, tech-driven start-ups, global data monitoring systems, a city, and even a country.
This year, our Nominators were asked specifically to help seek groundbreaking solutions focused on the most urgent environmental issues. These include:
Named our ‘selection priorities’, these areas are detailed in our Roadmap to Regeneration which outlines the environmental tipping points that are believed to define this decade in the categories of our five Earthshots.
We know the answers to the environmental challenges we face are out there. The next step in the process will see all 1,000 nominations enter a rigorous, independent screening process run by Deloitte, our implementation partner. Following this, a short-list will be presented to a distinguished panel of experts who support our judging panel. It is up to them to seek out the extraordinary and varied solutions which are then put forward as Finalists.
Through this Search and Selection process, The Earthshot Prize stands ready to spotlight the incredible work of our Finalists and their solutions, and to scale and support their extraordinary impact.
Our second cohort of Finalists will be announced in autumn with Winners awarded at our 2022 Ceremony hosted in the USA.