2022 kicks-off with the second year of The Earthshot Prize, the most prestigious environmental award in history, and UEA has once again been selected as an Official Nominator who can submit entries. If you have a ready-made solution to an environmental issue, read below to find out how you can share it with ClimateUEA.
As an Official Nominator, UEA is one of over 300 organisations from across the world, invited to submit nominations across all five Earthshot categories, selected for our ability to search our expert networks and communities to find truly ground-breaking eco-solutions that can repair and regenerate the planet.
The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come. Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other internationally recognised measures to help repair our planet.
Each of the five Earthshots has three areas of focus known to be key ‘tipping’ points which have the potential to generate significant impact in the next five years, including personal transportation, regenerative agriculture, future-fit buildings, and extending the life of fashion, food and plastic products. The Prize is seeking nominations in these areas, and will also prioritise indigenous, and women-led solutions, Web3.0 enabled solutions, nominations that unlock new financial models which value nature, and finally, wild cards- the out-of-the-box, blue sky solutions that have transformative impact potential.
Five, one million-pound prizes will be awarded each year for the next 9 years. The five annual winners of The Earthshot Prize will be those whose Solutions make the most progress towards the five Earthshots. These winning Solutions will increase public optimism and confidence in our collective ability to solve the greatest challenges facing the world.
The winning Solutions could come from anywhere. 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 – any evidence-based Solution which makes a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.
We will be nominating individuals, communities, businesses and organisations whose solutions make the most progress towards achieving the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals.
Following the submission of entries and the assessment process, a longlist of 30 nominations will progress to the selection stage. This stage is supported by a panel of independent experts, who will advise on Finalists, and the prestigious Earthshot Prize Council including Prince William, Sir David Attenborough, Shakira and Christiana Figueres, who with other members will select the five Winners.
The ClimateUEA Earthshot call campaign deadline for 2022 has now passed.
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A cross-sector panel will meet in the week of 21 February 2022 to sift the solutions and decide which best meet the criteria to win an Earthshot Prize. Should we wish to submit your nomination to The Earthshot Prize, we will be in contact. Please note that UEA must keep the details of the Nominee and Nomination confidential and in no circumstances disclose who we have nominated.
Those who have not received a response from the ClimateUEA team by Wednesday 7th March, should assume UEA will not be nominating their solution on this occasion.
- Earthshot Prize opens: 11 January 2022
- Deadline: 23.59 GMT on 11 February 2022
- The Nominated Solution must make an evidence-based contribution to the Earthshot(s) and have a clear proof of concept. Earthshot will not accept Nominees that are in the early-idea or ideation phase.
- Please visit the Earthshot website for more information about their Nominations and Selection process.