John Murray will be publishing ‘EARTHSHOT: HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET’, the definitive book of The Earthshot Prize. The book will be co-authored by Colin Butfield, former executive director at the international conservation charity WWF, and multi-award-winning producer/director Jonnie Hughes and will feature an exclusive introduction from Earthshot Prize founder and Prize Council Member, Prince William.
‘EARTHSHOT: HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET’ will be the authoritative book of The Earthshot Prize, highlighting the urgency of the environmental challenges facing our world while also showcasing inspirational case studies of the incredible solutions happening globally to repair our planet. It will be published in the UK, Europe and across the Commonwealth on Thursday, 30th September, and in North America on Tuesday, 5th October.
The book will be published alongside the landmark 5-part television series, which has also been created by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes at Silverback Films; the creative heads behind the phenomenally successful documentary ‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet’ and long-time advisors to The Earthshot Prize. The two co-authors have unparalleled access to the people, science and imagery behind the project.
“Our book reaches from the coral reefs of Mexico, via palm oil plantations in Borneo and sheep farms in Australia, to the forests of Kenya. It’s an explanation of how we’ve got to this point, and how – by acting collectively – we can fix it.”
Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield
Also featured in the book will be contributions from Members of our Prize Council, including former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, singer and philanthropist Shakira Mebarak, environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, former astronaut onboard the International Space Station Naoko Yamazaki, and broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough.
‘EARTHSHOT: HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET’ will be published ahead of our first-ever Earthshot Prize awards ceremony which will take place in London on Sunday, October 17th 2021, and following the announcement of our Finalists in the coming months. Broadcast to a global audience, the inaugural awards ceremony will celebrate the global Finalists before awarding the first five Prize winners. These solutions will have the greatest impact on the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet and each Winner will receive £1 million to scale their solutions.