Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, an ambitious global environmental and sustainability initiative, will travel to Singapore later this year for its third annual Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 7 November.
Temasek Trust, Temasek, GenZero and Conservation International have also joined The Earthshot Prize as Strategic Partners and Standard Chartered joins as a Founding Partner.
During the Singapore event, the five Winners of The Earthshot Prize 2023 will be awarded a catalytic £1 million to help scale their environmental solutions. The ceremony will also feature performances by world-renowned musicians and artists, details of which will be released in due course.
Founded by Prince William in 2020, The Earthshot Prize is described as a prestigious environmental prize that aims to discover, celebrate, accelerate and scale solutions that can help put the world firmly on a trajectory toward a stable climate, where communities, oceans and biodiversity thrive by 2030.
The five ‘Earthshots’ that the organiser says are simple and ambitious goals are: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix Our Climate.
“The Earthshot Prize is all about showing the world that solutions to some of the biggest environmental challenges we face are out there. After two years of discovering impactful ideas and innovations, I am delighted that The Earthshot Prize is travelling to Singapore, where the ground-breaking solutions of our 2023 Finalists will be celebrated,” Prince William said.
Southeast Asia is one of the regions of the world most affected by climate change, but in the face of significant environmental challenges, it is also a hub for innovators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and problem solvers who are committed to restoring our planet. As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore provides the perfect venue for the 2023 Winners to be announced.
Commenting on their partnership Desmond Kuek, CEO, Temasek Trust, said: “Temasek Trust is pleased to be a multi-year strategic partner of The Earthshot Prize given our shared bias for action and belief in the power of collaborative philanthropy and public-private-philanthropic partnerships to create a brighter future for our planet. Temasek Trust will draw on the experience and expertise in catalytic philanthropy, blended finance and community engagement from across our ecosystem and mobilise our resources and networks alongside The Earthshot Prize and other strategic partners to scale our collective impact across Asia and beyond. Together, we will drive action and work towards creating lasting positive change for generations to come.”
This year, for the first time, the awards ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events as part of Earthshot Week.
Beginning Monday 6 November, the week will see global leaders, businesses and investors convene in Singapore to explore opportunities with The Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists to accelerate their solutions and bring about tangible action. Members of the public will also be invited to experience local activations centred on the 2023 cohort of Earthshot solutions.
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