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Earthshot Prize

by Darren Kindleysides, CEO February 2, 2021

The Earthshot Prize is a new global prize for the environment – the most ambitious and prestigious in history – designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years.

Here at the Australian Marine Conservation Society, we are proud to be one of 120 select organisations from around the world invited to submit nominations. Nominators are chosen for the “ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses.”

The 5 ambitious Earthshots for the next 10 years include:

How it works?

Every year, The Earthshot Prize will be awarded to five inspiring solutions to each of the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals, underpinned by scientifically agreed targets, which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations—scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries—anyone whose workable solutions make a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.

After the awards, each winner will receive a global platform and prestigious profile, with their stories being showcased over the decade and the ambition that their solutions lead to mass adoption, replication and scaling. The £1 million in prize money will support environmental and conservation projects that are agreed with the winners. Shortlisted nominees will also be given tailored support and opportunities to help scale their work, including being connected with an ecosystem of like-minded individuals and organisations.

Quote from AMCS CEO Darren Kindleysides

Reviving our oceans, building a waste-free world and fixing our climate – these are some of the Earthshots but also the biggest challenges facing humankind right now. We are honoured to be part of the Earthshot prize as a nominator and look forward to what the environmental movement will achieve because of it.