Each winner has a chance of receiving £1million to support their innovative environmental solutions to the greatest challenges facing the planet.
Prince William said: “Over half a century ago, President Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon. Inspired by this, The Earthshot Prize aims to mobilise collective action around our unique ability to innovate, problem solve and repair our planet.
“I am honoured to introduce the 15 innovators, leaders, and visionaries who are the first ever Finalists for The Earthshot Prize. They are working with the urgency required in this decisive decade for life on Earth and will inspire all of us with their optimism in our ability to rise to the greatest challenges in human history.”
Each of the Finalist’s solutions excelled in the rigorous screening process and were assessed on their potential to create game-changing impact around the world, their ability to help us reach our Earthshot goals while also positively impacting people, communities and the natural world.
Fix our climate finalists
AEM Electrolyser – Vaitea Cowan co-founded Enapter and has developed the AEM Electrolyser turning renewable electricity into emission-free hydrogen gas. This technology already fuels cars and planes, powers industry, and heats homes.
Reddi capsules – Olugbenga Olubanjo from Nigeria founded Reddi and has since developed a solution providing clean and affordable electricity via a solar-powered energy capsule, a lithium battery, which can be rented out to residents and businesses.
Solbazaar – Meet the finalists from Bangladesh who founded SOLshare have created SOLbazaar, the world’s first peer-to-peer energy exchange network, helping the environment, but also gives poor communities a new and plentiful source of income: the sun.