With New York Climate Week and the 78th session of the UN General Assembly as our backdrop and source of inspiration, we once again teamed up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to host The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit.
Returning for its second year, the event reunited our 2022 Finalists – some of whom took to the stage alongside forward-thinking business leaders, philanthropists and governments to spotlight their solutions and spark new environmental ideas.
And this year’s summit was of course extra special, as the incredible line-up of innovators making up our 2023 cohort of Finalists was revealed!
Let’s look back at some of our favourite moments from the week.
Where else to start than with the announcement of this year’s Finalists?
Chosen from over 1,300 nominations and representing six continents, we couldn’t have been more excited to reveal the fifteen solutions that are in contention to win the 2023 Earthshot Prize in Singapore in November.
On the first day of New York Climate Week, Earthshot Prize Founder and President, Prince William visited some of the volunteers behind the Billion Oyster Project – a group aiming to restore New York Harbour’s once-abundant oyster reefs.
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Ahead of the 2023 Finalist Announcement, our 2022 Finalists and Winners were reunited at the Earthshot Ideas Hub, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies. There they met with global business, technology, environmental and government leaders to explore ways to further accelerate their solutions.
Vaitea Cowan, co-founder of 2021 Earthshot Prize Winner Enapter, sat down for a conversation with Prince William on stage at the Innovation Summit to talk about the climate, reasons for optimism and our new 2023 Finalists.
Once again, this year we lit up the centre of London on announcement day, as our incredible 2023 Finalists took over the iconic Piccadilly Lights screen.
With huge thanks to our founding partner Bloomberg Philanthropies, we were so excited to see our five Winners from 2022 share their stories with global leaders on stage at the Innovation Summit.
Climate journalist Sophia Li went behind the scenes at the Innovation Summit to meet this year’s Finalists and find out all about their solutions.
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We teamed up with Public Opinion NYC to ask the people of New York one simple question: are they optimistic or pessimistic about the future of our planet? Presenter, Jack, then met our latest cohort of Finalists to understand how their innovative solutions should be a genuine source of optimism for us all.
The trailer for our new YouTube series dropped on announcement day. The series explores each of the 15 trailblazing 2023 Finalists in detail, following the stories behind their solutions and understanding how they believe we can save the planet.
The first episode is out this Wednesday 27 September, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and turn on notifications so you don’t miss it!
As the dust settles on an incredible week, we would like to sincerely thank Bloomberg Philanthropies for helping host a truly inspirational Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit.
Attention now begins to focus on Earthshot Week in Singapore this coming November, culminating in the 2023 Prize Awards on November 7th, where five of this year’s cohort will each win a game-changing £1 million to help scale their solution.
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