23 September, 2022

$20 million in new funding for The Earthshot Prize

As the dust settles on The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit held in New York on Wednesday, it’s a chance to reflect on some of the incredible announcements and discussions that took place.

Speakers from around the world, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, Actor and Activist Matt Damon, US Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy and Prize Council Member Cate Blanchet, convened to showcase the groundbreaking solutions needed to tackle the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, and the progress of our 2021 finalists.

Bloomberg Philanthropies also announced more than $20 million in new funding to help turbocharge the work of the inaugural Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists.

And in a pre-recorded speech Prince William, called for collaboration and courage to repair and restore the planet.

You can now re-watch the entire live stream below or on the YouTube channel.

Earthshot Prize

“The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve. People can achieve great things. The next ten years present us with one of our greatest tests – a decade of action to repair the Earth.”

Prince William