The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is one step closer with its application for the 2022 Earthshot Prize. After applying to nominating institutions, positive responses and confirmations of support have been received from two. The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University and the University of Leeds have both put EOCA’s application forward to the Earthshot assessment panel.
First launched at the end of 2019, The Earthshot Prize will award five, one million-pound prizes each year for ten years. Created by Prince William and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the environmental competition is described as the ‘most ambitious and prestigious of its kind’. By 2030, the Prize aims to have found at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems. It will bring together funders, businesses and individuals alongside the environmental world to maximise impact, take solutions to scale and inspire people all over the world to work together, delivering a decade of action to repair the planet.
Catherine Savidge, General Manager at EOCA, said ‘We are delighted to receive the support of our application from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University and the University of Leeds. To receive recognition of the work already carried out by EOCA with its members and projects over the last 16 years, and to have confidence shown in the association’s future potential by highly regarded institutions outside of our industry is a great accolade.’