Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony 2022

The Prince and Princess of Wales have been in Boston this week to attend the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, which was the culmination of three days of engagements. The Earthshot Prize is inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’, whose Presidential Library and Museum are based in Boston.  

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The Prince and Princess of Wales (wearing Queen Mary’s Art Deco Emerald Choker) joined activists, innovators, policy makers and performers to celebrate the 2022 cohort of fifteen global finalists before the five winners were awarded.

The Earthshot Prize to Protect and Restore Nature

  • Desert Agricultural Transformation, China:
    • A team developing cutting-edge agricultural breakthroughs to turn barren desert landscapes into lush, green ones.
  • Hutan, Malaysia
    • An inspiring conservation model that protects orangutans, supports local jobs and livelihoods and restores forests to their former greatness.
  • Kheyti, India
    • A pioneering solution for local smallholder farmers to reduce costs, increase yields and protect livelihoods in a country on the frontlines of climate change.

The Earthshot Prize to Clean Our Air

  • The Ampd Enertainer, Hong Kong
    • An emission-free electric battery system to power construction and reduce pollution.
  • Mukuru Clean Stoves, Kenya:
    • A start-up providing cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook.
  • Roam, Kenya:
    • An organisation building lower emission vehicles, making clean transportation accessible and affordable for urban cities on the African continent.

The Earthshot Prize to Revive Our Oceans

  • The Great Bubble Barrier, Netherlands:
    • Inventive and ingenious technique to intercept plastics before they reach oceans by creating a curtain of bubbles.
  • Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia:
    • An inspiring women-led programme that combines 60,000 years of indigenous knowledge with digital technologies to protect land and sea.
  • SeaForester, Portugal:
    • A truly cutting-edge breakthrough in seaweed farming that can restore the ocean’s forgotten forests.

The Earthshot Prize to Build A Waste-Free World

  • City of Amsterdam Circular Economy, Netherlands:
    • A city-wide initiative to establish a fully circular economy by 2050, wasting nothing and recycling everything.
  • Fleather, India:
    • An innovative and regenerative approach to creating leather out of floral waste.
  • Notpla, United Kingdom:
    • A circular solution creating an alternative to plastic packaging from seaweed.

The Earthshot Prize to Fix Our Climate

  • LanzaTech, USA:
    • A circular solution that recycles carbon waste into sustainable fuels and everyday products.
  • Low Carbon Materials, United Kingdom:
    • A new and innovative material that uses unrecyclable plastic waste to make traditional concrete blocks carbon zero.
  • 44.01, Oman:
    • Childhood friends who have developed an innovative technique to turn CO2 into rock, and permanently store it underground.

The ceremony will air around the world on BBC One in the UK, PBS in the United States and Multichoice across Africa. The show will also be available globally on YouTube.

Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize has been inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme in the 1960s, which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon. The Earthshot Prize 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 Earthshot 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.

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