The Polish Smog Alert (PAS) was among the 15 finalists nominated for the Earthshot Prize Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday at the Earthshot Innovation Summit in New York.
Polish Smog Alert (PAS) was among the 15 finalists – out of over a thousand registered organizations – nominated for the Earthshot Prize Awards, established by Prince William for ecology activities. The Polish Smog Alert is the only finalist from Central and Eastern Europe. PAS was nominated in the air category – for one of the world’s most effective social campaigns for environmental protection.
The nominations were announced Tuesday at the Earthshot Innovation Summit in New York. In addition to the air category, the award is granted in four other categories: climate, biodiversity, oceans, waste. In each category, three organizations were nominated to the finals.
The Earthshot Prize Awards were established in 2020 on the initiative of Britain’s Prince William and Sir David Attenborough. Its goal is to promote effective solutions to the biggest environmental problems, including air pollution. The award jury includes: Prince William, Sir David Attenborough, Christiana Figueres, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Cate Blanchett.
Polish Smog Alert
Polish Smog Alert, a movement associating 50 local anti-smog initiatives, was nominated for clean air activities carried out in Poland, which were considered one of the most effective campaigns in the world in the field of environmental protection. The reforms sought by PAS include: anti-smog resolutions, coal quality standards, ban on the sale of the most polluting heating devices, financial support programs for the modernization of heat sources and thermal modernization of houses. These changes contributed to a significant improvement in air quality in Poland.
– This nomination is an appreciation of the commitment of many local activists of the Polish Smog Alert who have been working for clean air for the last decade. Thanks to their determination, air quality in Poland has significantly improved, although much remains to be done. Our goal is a smog-free Poland. Air pollution still causes 40,000 premature deaths every year. We have to change this, said PAS leader Andrzej Guła.
The Earthshot Awards Ceremony will be held in Singapore on November 7. Five of the 15 finalists will receive £1 million to continue their work.
Main photo source: Polish Smog Alert