Unveiling the 2023 Earthshot Prize in Singapore

What is the Earthshot prize?

In a world grappling with environmental challenges, the 2023 Earthshot Prize stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration. This prestigious global initiative, founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation, has made its mark in Singapore this year, recognising and rewarding innovative solutions that address the pressing issues our planet faces.

The Earthshot Prize, often dubbed the ‘Nobel Prize for the Environment’, was launched in 2021 with the aim of incentivising ambitious efforts to repair the Earth. The prize focuses on five key areas, or ‘Earthshots’: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix Our Climate.

This year, Singapore took centre stage as the host of the Earthshot Prize ceremony. Known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation, Singapore provides an ideal backdrop for the celebration of groundbreaking initiatives that align with the Earthshot goals.

One of the most exciting aspects of the Earthshot Prize is the opportunity it provides for innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries to showcase their projects on a global stage. The competition has spurred a wave of creativity, resulting in a diverse range of solutions, from cutting-edge technology to community-driven initiatives.

The 2023 Earthshot Prize attracted an impressive array of finalists, each with a unique approach to solving environmental challenges. From startups harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to track and combat deforestation, to grassroots initiatives empowering local communities to be stewards of their natural resources, the diversity of solutions is a testament to the global commitment to sustainability.

Beyond the recognition and reward, the Earthshot Prize fosters a sense of global collaboration. It brings together individuals, organisations and governments in a shared mission to safeguard our planet for future generations. The event in Singapore serves as a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing and forging partnerships that can amplify the impact of these transformative initiatives.

As the world grapples with the urgent need for sustainable solutions, the 2023 Earthshot Prize in Singapore stands as a symbol of optimism and collective action. By celebrating and supporting the innovators who are at the forefront of environmental change, we take a significant step towards creating a more sustainable and resilient planet. The Earthshot Prize is not just an award; it's a call to action, an invitation for each one of us to contribute to the Earth's healing journey.

If you would like to explore the Earthshot prize with your class and discuss sustainability, visit our series of lessons on the COP summits, which include a series of informative slides and tasks. You could even replicate the Earthshot prize’s award ceremony for an activity your pupils complete! You can share your pictures and videos with us at @DevelopExperts - we look forward to seeing them.