Published on: September 20, 2021

EARTHSHOT PRIZE 2021

EARTHSHOT PRIZE 2021

Mukacheve What is in news : Two Indians (Vinisha and Vidyut) among 15 finalists were selected for the first ever Earthshot Prize 2021

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  • The prize was launched by Britain’s Prince William in October 2020 in order to search for inspiring and innovative solutions to problems facing the planet.
  • The prize is inspired by US President John F Kennedy’s “Moonshot” programme, which resulted in the US Apollo lunar launches and the first man setting foot on the Moon in 1969.
  • Theme: It is centred around five “Earthshots”, simple but ambitious goals for the planet, which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for all, for generations to come.
  • Five Earthshots:
    • Protect and restore nature
    • Clean our air
    • Revive our oceans
    • Build a waste-free world
    • Fix our climate.
  • It will take place in different cities across the world each year between 2021 and 2030, at which the five winners for each of the Earthshots will be selected from 15 finalists.
  • After the awards, each winner will receive a global platform and prestigious profile, with their stories being showcased over the decade with the ambition that their solutions lead to mass adoption, replication and scaling.
  • The 1 million pound in prize money will support environmental and conservation projects that are agreed with a winner.