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Earthshot Prize

The University of Edinburgh is proud to be an official nominator for the Earthshot prize.

The global initiative is the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind – designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.

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ECCI’s Director Prof Dave Reay and Prof Sandy Tudhope, University Lead on Climate Responsibility and Sustainability, are the University of Edinburgh’s nominators for the Earthshot prize.

The global initiative is the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind – designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.

Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot which united millions of people around an organising goal to put man on the moon and catalysed the development of new technology in the 1960s, The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

The Earthshot Prize’s nominators have been selected for their ability to identify the most impactful solutions to the five Earthshot challenges across all countries and sectors, from grassroots to businesses. Spanning the globe, nominators include our Global Alliance, a network of global organisations committed to environmental action who share the ambition of the Prize to repair the planet, as well as academic and non-profit institutions and private sector alliances from around the world.