EOCA Nominated for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is one step closer to winning the 2022 Earthshot Prize as its application gains support and is forwarded to an 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 maximize impact, take solutions to scale and inspire people all over the world to work together, delivering a decade of action to repair the planet.

“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,” says Catherine Savidge, General Manager at EOCA.

“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.”

With the increasing urgency of the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity, the role of EOCA has never been so important.  The association works in partnership with its members, from the European outdoor industry, to fund grassroots conservation projects around the world.

Funding from winning an Earthshot Prize would significantly multiply the impact of EOCA’s work and enable expansion into additional outdoor sectors.  This would allow an increased number of nature-based project solutions to be supported, addressing and mitigating the threats of biodiversity loss and climate change, both of which are of enormous importance to wildlife, nature, people and the future of the planet.

EOCA’s application has now joined other nominations for the rigorous, independent review process.  Further shortlisting from an expert panel ultimately leads to 15 finalists being selected which will be announced later this year.


About EOCA

The European Outdoor Conservation Association is an initiative from the European outdoor industry with the objective of protecting the wild areas it cares so passionately about.

Designed to harness the incredible power of the outdoor industry and to raise money to donate to grassroots conservation groups, the European Outdoor Conservation Association is funded by membership and other fundraising activities within the outdoor industry. 100% of membership fees go to the support of projects. Membership is open to anyone that can demonstrate an involvement in the European outdoor industry.

Learn more at www.eocaconservation.org


Photo: European Outdoor Conservation Association


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