Live Ocean has accepted the invitation to become an official nominator for The Earthshot Prize. The global prize for the environment is led by Prince William and designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next decade.
The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ to be achieved by 2030 – simple but ambitious goals to improve the life and health of our planet. The Earthshots are designed to protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate.
The awards aim to accelerate the innovative work of people, organisations, movements, and governments, with the ambition that their solutions lead to mass adoption, replication and scaling on a truly global level. Five, one million-pound prizes will be awarded each year for the next decade, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.
In its inaugural year last year, winning solutions included Coral Vita, a start-up growing coral on land to restore dying ocean coral ecosystems, the city of Milan’s food waste hubs, and the republic of Costa Rica’s forest regeneration efforts. The winners were celebrated at a ceremony in London presented by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Live Ocean joins the ranks of fellow Earthshot Prize nominators such as the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL), Ellen McArthur Foundation, UNFCCC Climate Champions, and the World Ocean Council.
“We are honored to be an official nominator for the world’s most prestigious global environmental prize in history,” said Sally Paterson, Live Ocean Chief Executive. “The ocean needs action now. It needs solutions that will take positive action to protect and restore our ocean, its ecosystems and the life within it.”
As an official nominator, Live Ocean will aid in the global search for innovative, impactful solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.