The Earthshot Prize – 2022 will probably be held in Bangladesh for the second time the place 5 eco-innovators will probably be chosen from Bangladesh to obtain a £1 million grant.
The occasion is organised globally to seek out and supply grants to the winners of the competitors’s challenges for his or her answer to restore and regenerate the planet, notes a press launch.
In line with the media launch, this yr’s occasion has expanded its community of nominators, with over 300 organisations from greater than 80 nations, representing not-for-profit, basis, funding, company, educational, governmental and neighborhood led organisations.
Final yr, the Bangladesh-based organisation SOLshare was one of many 15 finalists. SOLshare’s revolutionary work is aimed toward serving to Bangladesh transfer in the direction of carbon neutrality and to enhance the lives and livelihoods of Bangladeshis.
The International Commonwealth and Growth Workplace (FCDO) is offering £300,000 in assist to a partnership between Shakti Basis and SOLshare, which can assist scale up their revolutionary mannequin which makes use of rooftop photo voltaic dwelling methods for peer-to-peer vitality change networks, enabling poor households each to generate electrical energy from a renewable supply and achieve an revenue by promoting their surplus vitality to the nationwide grid.
Created by Prince William and The Royal Basis, the Earthshot Prize is a worldwide surroundings prize, designed to find and scale the very best options to restore the planet over the following 10 years.
The Earthshot Prize goals to catalyse challenges to encourage and scale environmental improvements that may assist put the world on a trajectory in the direction of a secure local weather, the place communities, oceans and biodiversity develop by 2030.
The 5 Earthshot challenges are: Shield and Restore Nature; Clear our Air; Revive our Oceans; Construct a Waste-free World; and Repair our Local weather. It can uncover 50 winners over 10 years with the plan to restore the planet.