The Earthshot Prize

A new five-part television series led by Prince William is being launched globally: Featuring Sir David Attenborough, Shakira, and other big names in conservation, you’ll want to add The Earthshot Prize: Repairing our Planet to your schedules.

Each episode of the five-part series highlights one of the Prize’s five “Earthshots”— showcasing the urgent challenges we face and profiling the inspiring people around the world who are already finding incredible solutions—including those of the first-ever Finalists of grand prize.

These remarkable Finalists and their ground-breaking solutions to our greatest environmental challenges are explored—highlighting some of the most extraordinary practical projects that can be rolled out across the world.

The series has launched on discovery+ and BBC One in the UK. It premiers on October 16th in the U.S. with an international rollout to follow.

Repairing our planet

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Filming has been taking place in more than 70 locations, telling stories from locations including the Kenyan savannah, Brazilian rainforest, Australian outback, and downtown Tokyo.

Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other internationally recognized measures to help repair our planet.

Together, they form a unique set of challenges rooted in science, which aim to generate new ways of thinking, as well as new technologies, systems, policies, and solutions.

Some of the contenders featured include Coral Vita, Bahamas: A truly cutting-edge breakthrough in coral farming that can restore our world’s dying  coral reefs; AEM Electrolyser, Thailand: An ingenious green hydrogen technology developed to transform how we power our homes and buildings; and more.

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According to a statement, the series has been developed and produced by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes at Silverback Films; the creative heads behind the phenomenally successful documentary David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet and long-time advisors to The Earthshot Prize.

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