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The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) has nominated twenty different Caribbean initiatives from across the region to the prestigious Earthshot Prize. An organization that catalyzes and accelerates climate-smart projects in the Caribbean, the CCSA actively helps develop initiatives aimed at delivering resilience, social development, and broad-based economic growth for local communities. The company became an official nominator for the Earthshot Prize in 2021.

Founded in 2020 by the Royal Foundation, the Earthshot Prize is a global prize designed to reward organizations and individuals who are working to enact widespread environmental change capable of helping repair the planet over the next ten years. Five winners are chosen, each within a specific category – Protect & Restore Nature; Clean Our Air; Revive Our Oceans; Build a Waste-Free World; and Fix Our Climate – and receive a grant of £1 million ($1.2 million USD) to help fund and scale their project. In the inaugural award ceremony last year, two Caribbean projects were named as winners: the Republic of Costa Rica (Protect & Restore Nature), and Bahamas-based Coral Vita (Revive Our Oceans).

This year’s Earthshot Prize nominations were focused on tackling  the following themes:

  • Methane emissions
  • Transport
  • Forest fires
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Land stewardship
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Single-use products
  • Overfishing
  • Blue carbon

Currently, over 1000 solutions were put forward, a 30% increase compared to the previous year’s nominations. The finalists are expected to be announced in the final quarter of 2022.

The initiatives nominated by the CCSA are: 

Carib Renew Power (CRP) Barbados Fix Our Climate
BitEgreen Market Barbados Build a Waste-Free World
WIRRED Barbados Clean Our Air
Finca Chocolat Belize Protect & Restore Nature
Fragments of Hope Belize Revive Our Oceans
PROTEUS Curaçao Revive Our Oceans
Free Up Farm Dominica Protect & Restore Nature
Atabey Innovation Center Dominican Republic Protect & Restore Nature
Rooting for Rainforests Guyana Protect & Restore Nature
Laughing Bay Mammee Bay Marine Park Jamaica Revive Our Oceans
Jabioplastics Jamaica Build a Waste-Free World
Carbon Attack Filter Jamaica Clean Our Air
D30 Bio Fuel Jamaica Clean Our Air
Green Crowd Energy 3.0 Saint Lucia Fix Our Climate
Algas Organics Saint Lucia Revive Our Oceans
CropMate Saint Lucia Protect & Restore Nature
Life Cube Saint Lucia Revive Our Oceans
OECS Digital Learning Ecosystem Saint Lucia Fix Our Climate
Kinderuniversiteit Suriname Suriname Build a Waste-Free World
The Battery Generation Project  Trinidad & Tobago Build a Waste-Free World

For more information, contact:

Gynelle Findlay,  Digital Impact Strategist, CCSA: