Discovery will be the global broadcast partner for The Earthshot Prize, which includes a five-part series The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet which premieres in Australia on Saturday, 24 October on Discovery.
Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history. It aims to discover, celebrate and scale innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. The Prize is centered on five Earthshots – Protect and Restore Nature; Clean our Air; Revive our Oceans; Build a Waste-free World; and Fix our Climate – unifying, ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all.
Featuring Prince William, Sir David Attenborough as well as additional Members of The Earthshot Prize Council, the five-part series The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet showcases the five Earthshot challenges facing the planet as well as highlighting the work of the remarkable 15 Prize Finalists and their ground-breaking solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. It looks past the problems we face and onto the solutions spotlighting what we have to do to save our planet.
“We are honored to partner with The Royal Foundation and our friends at BBC to bring this important work to people around the world,” says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual. “The crisis facing our planet has only become even more urgent. It is crucial that we amplify these hopeful stories of innovation to preserve our natural world.”
Speaking as The Earthshot Prize Finalists were announced today, Prince William said: “Over half a century ago, President Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon. Inspired by this, The Earthshot Prize aims to mobilise collective action around our unique ability to innovate, problem solve and repair our planet.
“I am honoured to introduce the 15 innovators, leaders, and visionaries who are the first ever Finalists for The Earthshot Prize. They are working with the urgency required in this decisive decade for life on Earth and will inspire all of us with their optimism in our ability to rise to the greatest challenges in human history.”
The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet includes interviews with Earthshot Prize Council Members including singer and philanthropist Shakira Mebarak, who reflects on her passion for the ocean and the importance of protecting it for future generations as well as Japanese engineer and former astronaut onboard the International Space Station, Naoko Yamazaki, who is the only Prize Council Member to view our planet from space and reflects her experience seeing air pollution first-hand. These champions showcase the environmental challenges facing our planet as well as introduce us to inspiring leaders who are working to provide vital real-world solutions to repair our planet.
The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet is produced by Silverback Films for Discovery, and BBC One and iPlayer. Keith Scholey serves as executive producer. Sreya Biswas and Tom Coveney are Commissioning Editors for the BBC. For Discovery: Howard Swartz is executive producer and Joseph Mazzeo is associate producer. It was commissioned for the BBC by Patrick Holland, Director, Factual, Arts and Classical Music Television and Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Science and Natural History. BBC Studios is distributing internationally.
Stream or watch all five episodes of The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet on Saturday, 24 October starting at 2.50pm AEDT on Discovery. Available on Foxtel & Fetch