Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

The Earthshot Prize search begins

By Jane Campbell

1st November 2020

We are very pleased to accept the invitation to nominate ideas for The Earthshot Prize.

Today, the search for the first winners of The Earthshot Prize begins. Launched just a few weeks ago, The Earthshot Prize aims to find new solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems.

We are proud to have been invited to become a Nominator for the Prize – one of over 100 organisations from across the world invited to submit nominations, selected for our ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses.

Together, the five Earthshots, – ‘Protect and restore nature’, ‘Clean our air’, ‘Revive our oceans’, ‘Build a waste-free world’ and ‘Fix our climate’, aim to generate new ways of thinking, as well as new technologies, systems, policies and solutions.

At the FFCC, we are brimming with ideas for individuals and organisations worthy of nomination – but also very interested to hear ideas from our community (more on this soon!). The aim is to find individuals, communities, businesses and organisations whose solutions make the most progress towards achieving the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

Over the next couple of months, the nominating organisations, like FFCC, will put forward nominations. The initial nominations will be screened, as part of an independent assessment process (run by Deloitte) and then a panel of experts will support a judging process, ultimately making recommendations to The Earthshot Prize Council. The five winners will then be chosen by Prince William and The Earthshot Prize Council and awarded their prizes at an awards ceremony later in the year – ceremonies will take place on an annual basis from 2021-2030.

There is more information about the prize and the £1 million prize money on their website www.earthshotprize.org.