In March, the Landscape Resilience Fund team was delighted to discover it had been nominated for this year’s prestigious Earthshot Prize by two Official Nominators: the communications agency Project Everyone and Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation.
The Earthshot Prize was launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020 and designed to incentivise change to help repair our planet over the next ten years.
Over 1,000 innovative solutions have been nominated this year and the Earthshot Prize recently announced that 15 selected Finalists will be headed to the City of Boston for the 2022 ceremony, where five new winners of the Prize will be announced.
‘We are delighted that the Landscape Resilience Fund has been nominated for the Earthshot Prize. The Landscape Resilience Fund’s goal is to enable people in vulnerable landscapes in the global south to effectively adapt to climate change by mobilizing finance for commerce, communities and conservation. The Earthshot Prize is such an important and timely initiative and we share their ambition to take urgent action against this century’s greatest challenge. We must go further, faster, to ensure climate adaptation is a core pillar of our response to the climate crisis.’ – Urs Dieterich, Managing Director of the Landscape Resilience Fund
About the Landscape Resilience Fund
The Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) is an impact-driven, independent foundation that mobilizes private climate finance for smallholder farmers in vulnerable landscapes. The LRF was co-developed by South Pole and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to create a scalable way to support meaningful climate adaptation in at-risk landscapes. The foundation provides investment, soft loans, and technical training to adaptation-focused SMEs and projects to give them better access to private return-seeking investors. In addition to supporting adaptation-focused SMEs, the LRF also supports broader landscape approach and multi-stakeholder partnerships in selected vulnerable landscapes. The LRF is managed by South Pole. The WWF acts as an advisor and service provider for project preparation, landscape development and implementation as well as for environmental and social safeguards.
For more information about the Landscape Resilience Fund please contact Sarah Farrell on firstname.lastname@example.org.