Pollination’s five official nominees for the 2024 Earthshot Prize
21 December 2023 / WORDS BY Pollination
The Earthshot Prize 2024 launched in October and Pollination is proud to be an Official Nominator. We’ve been selected to draw on our unique expertise across climate and nature to identify the most inspiring, impactful and inclusive solutions which would qualify for a one-million-pound prize.
We have nominated the following initiatives based on their potential to repair and regenerate our planet and inspire others to do so.
The nature agenda at COP28: growing in recognition but lacking in commitments
19 December 2023 / WORDS BY Jane Hutchinson, Maggie Comstock and Sara Oishi
The UAE COP28 Presidency had high ambitions for this year’s conference, hoping it would catalyse “unprecedented” action, including with respect to nature, clean air and water, and healthy food. Nature was a pervasive topic throughout the event and there were several significant announcements related to investments in forest protection, water resources, and regenerative agriculture — along with new initiatives related to building capacity for nature finance. Events coincided with the one-year mark since the UN Biodiversity COP15 in Montreal, and the historical signing of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and there were high hopes that nature and biodiversity would feature prominently. However, given the scale of the challenge, the world’s nature stewards—especially Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities—have reason to feel the outcomes of COP28 still lack the speed and scale needed to meaningfully tackle the climate crisis.