Singapore on November 7, 2023. The Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony revealed the winners of the 2023 Earthshot Prize, highlighting outstanding innovators and environmental champions. Acción Andina, GRST, WildAid Marine Program, S4S Technologies, and Boomitra received the coveted award. Provided that, each secures a catalytic £1 million prize to support and expand their innovative solutions for addressing climate change and safeguarding the planet.
An Evening of Inspiration and Celebration
The global broadcast of the awards ceremony on BBC, PBS, MultiChoice, and other international channels drew a star-studded audience. The event, held at Singapore’s MediaCorp Theatre, featured dynamic hosts such as Emmy Award winner Hannah Waddingham and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sterling K. Brown. The night was further enhanced by electrifying performances by renowned artists including Bastille, OneRepublic, and Bebe Rexha. What’s more, the awards were presented by influential figures like Cate Blanchett, Lana Condor, Robert Irwin, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Donnie Yen.
Furthermore, these five winners emerged from a pool of 15 finalists, all with innovative solutions set to make a significant impact on the environment and communities worldwide.
Meet the 2023 Earthshot Prize Winners
- Acción Andina – Protect and Restore Nature: Nominated by Salesforce. Firstly, Acción Andina is a grassroots initiative working in South America to preserve the valuable high Andean forest ecosystems, benefiting both nature and millions of local residents. Check our video.
- GRST – Clean Our Air: Nominated by Bluetech Clean Air Alliance. GRST introduces an innovative approach to building and recycling lithium-ion batteries, contributing to cleaner electric cars of the future.
- WildAid Marine Program – Revive Our Oceans: Nominated by Project Everyone. WildAid Marine Program is a global nonprofit organization with an important commitment to scaling marine enforcement to combat illegal fishing and bolster ocean protection worldwide.
- S4S Technologies – Build A Waste-Free World: Acknowledged by Acumen, Advaita Capital, Ashden, and the U.N. World Food Programme. S4S Technologies employs solar-powered dryers and processing equipment to combat food waste, empowering small-scale farmers to reduce waste and create valuable products.
- Boomitra – Fix Our Climate: Nominated by DPWorld, Impact Entrepreneur, and the U.N. World Food Programme. Boomitra pioneers a verified carbon-credit marketplace to incentivize land restoration, reduce emissions, and increase farmer profits across South America, Asia, and Africa.
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The Journey to the Earthshot Prize
To start with, the quest to discover these exceptional winners started in December 2022. TEP began a global, 9-month search for the most inspiring and innovative solutions to address our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. 59 subject-matter experts carefully chose the 15 Prize Finalists from over 1,100 worldwide nominations. These nominations underwent independent vetting by The Earthshot Prize’s implementation partners at Deloitte.
“From Boomitra, S4S, and Acción Andina, to GRST and WildAid Marine Program, our Winners and all our Finalists remind us that, no matter where you are on our planet, the spirit of ingenuity, and the ability to inspire change, surrounds us all.”,
A Bright Future Ahead
With this in mind, all 15 finalists will benefit from mentorship, resources, and technical support through TEP Fellowship Programme. A 1 long program designed to accelerate the growth of their groundbreaking solutions. It offers access to a vast network of influential businesses, investors, and climate experts.
“S4S, along with women farmers, are creating a new food ecosystem that reduces wastage and mitigates the increase in GHG emissions while meeting the world’s food needs. With empowered women farmers taking leadership to fight climate change by ensuring food security, increasing incomes, creating jobs, boosting local economies, and advocating with the government, women farmers have emerged as key-partners in driving lasting impact. We are honored to be recognized by the Earthshot Prize. We aim to create a waste-free food system and to transform the lives of millions of women farmers.”, Nidhi Pant, Co-Founder, S4S Technologies.
“On behalf of the Boomitra family, I’m deeply honored and humbled to accept the Earthshot Prize. This prize is a recognition of the hard work and dedication of our partners on the ground, the Boomitra team, and all the farmers we work with, who work every single day towards moving the needle on climate change.”, Aadith Moorthy, Founder and CEO, Boomitra.
The 2023 Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony is assured to be a unique occasion. To sum up, it’s necessary to celebrate the work and change of these remarkable individuals and organizations. As we move forward, their work will continue to inspire and drive change on a global scale. In the meantime, they will show that hope and hope are vital in the fight against climate change.
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