The African Conservation Foundation has been named an official Nominator for the Earthshot Prize

by Nov 12, 2020ACF News, Conservation Solutions, Conservation Threats0 comments

The African Conservation Foundation (ACF) is delighted and honoured to partner with the Royal Foundation of HRH The Duke of Cambridge and other global leaders to support the Earthshot Prize and tackle the environmental challenges we all face.

ACF has been selected as a nominator for the Earthshot Prize. Recently launched by Prince William, the Earthshot Prize is the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind – designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.

The Earthshot Prize aims to find new solutions that work on every level, have a positive effect on environmental change and improve living standards globally, particularly for communities who are most at risk from climate change.

Five 1 million-pound prizes will be awarded each year for the next ten years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.

These Earthshots are intended as “universal goals to repair our planet by 2030” and will go to the most effective and innovative ideas to help:

• Protect and Restore Nature
• Clean our Air
• Revive our Oceans
• Build a Waste-Free World
• Fix our Climate

Together, they form a unique set of challenges, which aim to generate new ways of thinking, and a whole new set of solution, systems, policies and scalable, reliable applications.

By bringing these five critical issues together, The Earthshot Prize recognises the interconnectivity between environmental challenges and the urgent need to tackle them together.

Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and even countries – anyone whose evidence-based solutions makes a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.

We all might just hold the key to solving an environmental problem. This is why Prince William and Sir David Attenborough are are encouraging everyone to apply if they have got an idea that could help.

“We are extremely proud to be a Global Alliance Partner and to work together with The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and many others around the world to find solutions for global problems”, said ACF Director Arend de Haas. “The Earthshot Prize is a unique opportunity to boost emerging, regenerative solutions during the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.”

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for nominations? Please feel free to contact us at info@africanconservation.org

For more information, please visit:
https://earthshotprize.org

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, HRH The Duke of Cambridge

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