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Liverpool captain Mo Saleh and William Hague leads the stars arriving at the Earthshot green carpet

Mo Salah and William Hague lead the stars arriving at the Earthshot green carpet for ‘most ambitious environmental prize in history’ hosted by Prince William and Kate Middleton

  • Liverpool star Mo Salah has lead the stars arriving the stars on the green carpet ahead of Earthshot prize 
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , both 39, are set to host the awards this afternoon said to the most ambitious environmental prize in history which will award millions in prize money for environmental causes 
  • Mo looked suave in a dapper black tuxedo, while Olympic rower Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent was joined by wife Demetra 

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Liverpool player Mo Salah has lead the stars arriving on the green carpet ahead of Prince William‘s inaugural Earthshot prize award ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are set to host the awards this afternoon said to the most ambitious environmental prize in history. 

Salah, 29,  looked suave in a dapper black tuxedo, while Olympic rower Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent, 51, was joined by is glamorous wife Demetra, the CEO of cosmetic giant Charlotte Tilbury who is said to have helped Kate Middleton overhaul her image following the birth of Princess Charlotte.

Meanwhile, former Tory leader Lord William Hague, 60, was joined by his wife Ffion, while fellow politician Simon Case was also in attendance. 

Tonight is the first ceremony in Duke of Cambridge’s decade-long global environmental competition  with a set of A-list judges set to join the show which will see winners handed £1million for an idea to protect the planet.

Sir David Attenborough, who has supported the project from the beginning, is a member of the Earthshot Prize council, which will choose the winners.

Liverpool captain Mo Saleh was among the stars at the star-studded event today – looking suave in a black tuxedo on the green carpet

Salah, 29, looked suave in a dapper black tuxedo, as he lead the glamour on the green carpet tonight

Salah, 29, looked suave in a dapper black tuxedo, as he lead the glamour on the green carpet tonight

Meanwhile, former Tory leader Lord William Hague was joined by his wife Ffion.

Meanwhile, former Tory leader Lord William Hague was joined by his wife Ffion.

Fellow judges include actress Cate Blanchett, singer Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan. 

William and David Attenborough will also present a new BBC show about the environment featuring pioneers who have been recognised for finding innovative solutions to the most pressing climate issues. 

An exciting and star-studded group of internationally recognised performers, presenters and Earthshot Prize guests will be joining William and Kate.

These global stars will arrived via a green carpet, before taking their seats in Alexandra Palace’s stunning East Court Theatre for the ceremony, which will be broadcast this evening at 8pm on BBC1. 

Olympic rower Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent was joined by is glamorous wife Demetra, the CEO of cosmetic giant Charlotte Tilbury who is said to have helped Kate Middleton overhaul her image following the birth of Princess Charlotte.

Olympic rower Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent was joined by is glamorous wife Demetra, the CEO of cosmetic giant Charlotte Tilbury who is said to have helped Kate Middleton overhaul her image following the birth of Princess Charlotte.

Cabinet Secretary Simon Case (centre) arrives to attend the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London

Cabinet Secretary Simon Case (centre) arrives to attend the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London

The event will be a celebration of the natural world, focussed on turning the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism by celebrating the people and places driving change – the first-ever Earthshot Prize Finalists and Winners.  

The stars of the show will be the five inaugural winners of The Earthshot Prize who will be announced during the ceremony, which will celebrate the ingenuity of all 15 Earthshot Prize Finalists and their extraordinary work to tackle the challenges posed by climate change and the threats to our oceans, air, and land.

Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize has been inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme in the 1960’s, which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon. 

The Earthshot Prize aims to incentivise change and inspire collective action around our unique ability to innovate, problem solve and ultimately repair our planet over the next ten years. 

The Earthshot Prize is based on five ‘Earthshot’ goals: Protect and restore nature; Fix our climate; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; Build a waste free world. Five £1 million prizes will be awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030. 

The 15 Earthshot Prize finalists

Buckingham Palace lit up green ahead of the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra

Buckingham Palace lit up green ahead of the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra

Protect and restore nature finalists

  • Pole Pole Foundation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a community-led conservation initiative protecting gorillas and local livelihoods
  • the Republic of Costa Rica for a scheme paying local people to help revive the rainforest
  • Restor, from Switzerland, which operates an online conversation search engineering platform 

Clean our air finalists 

  • Blue Map App, from China – an environmental database
  • Takachar, from India, which turns agricultural waste into sellable bio-products
  • Vinisha Umashankar, who proposes using solar energy to replace charcoal to power millions of roadside ironing carts in India

Revive our oceans finalists

  • Coral Vita, from The Bahamas, which grows coral on land to replant in oceans
  • Living seawalls, from Australia, for its habitat panels, fitted to sea defences, mimic natural formations like rock pools
  • Pristine seas, a global ocean conservation programme from the US

Build a waste free world finalists

  • The city of Milan food waste hubs
  • Sanergy, in Kenya, which is an enterprise that turns organic waste into fertiliser and insect protein for farmers
  • Wota Box, of Japan, turns more than 98 per cent of water waste into clean fresh water

Fix our climate finalists

  • AEM Electrolyser, of Thailand, Germany and Italy, which is a green hydrogen technology company
  • Reeddi capsules, from Nigeria, are solar-powered energy capsules which can be rented and returned for $0.50 a day, cutting energy costs by 30 per cent and boosting local businesses
  • Solbazaar, from Bangladesh, the world’s first peer-to-peer energy exchange network

 

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