Report: The Earthshot Prize Finalists 2022
The world is at a tipping point. From the collapse of polar ice sheets to the destruction of coral reefs and the thawing of Siberian permafrost, we are coming perilously close to inflicting irreversible damage on the planet. And as a major study published this September demonstrates, we are running out of time if we are to avoid a whole host of environmental catastrophes with serious implications for humanity. Our choice is stark: act now or live with the consequences.
Fortunately, humans have an amazing capacity for innovation and problem-solving. And this ingenuity and resourcefulness is embodied by the 2022 finalists of The Earthshot Prize. Drawn from across the globe, the solutions they’ve developed give us hope that the 2030s will indeed be a decade of action.