A Prize That Invests in our Future
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is a proud Global Alliance Founding Partner of The Earthshot Prize
, an ambitious initiative of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to discover, spotlight, and scale the best solutions to our planet’s greatest environmental challenges. It takes inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot, which united millions of people around an organizing goal to put man on the moon and catalyzed the development of new technologies. The Earthshot Prize is centered 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 year for the next decade, the Prize will award five prizes of £1 million to the best solutions to each of the five Earthshot challenges, providing at least 50 solutions that could create a cleaner, healthier, brighter future for all.
According to The Earthshot Prize Founder Prince William, “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.”
In October, The Earthshot Prize announced its first-ever winners across the five Earthshot categories, each delivering innovative energy and scalable solutions that will inspire additional adoption.
Protect and Restore Nature –
Winner: Republic of Costa Rica and its pioneering program to pay local citizens to restore natural ecosystems that has already led to revival of the rainforest.
Clean our Air –
Winner: Takachar from India is deploying cutting-edge technology to create fuel from agricultural waste that reduces the global air pollution from crop burning.
Revive our Oceans –
Winner: Coral Vita from Bahamas have developed an approach to coral farming that can help restore our world’s coral reefs, one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet.
Build a Waste-free World –
Winner: The City of Milan in Italy has implemented an initiative that dramatically reduces waste while tackling hunger.
Fix our Climate –
Winner: AEM Electrolyser from Enapter which is based in Thailand, Germany and Italy, has created an ingenious green hydrogen technology that will transform how we power our homes, buildings, and transportation.
Our commitment to this partnership will help drive a wider understanding of and action on efforts to protect our planet, recognizing that environmental threats are surmountable only if addressed together, with scalable innovation.
Founding Partners: Aga Khan Development Network, Bezos Earth Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Breakthrough Energy, DP World and Expo 2020 Dubai, Jack Ma Foundation, Rob & Melanie Walton Foundation, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Coleman Family Ventures, Holch Povlsen Foundation and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.