Duke of Cambridge Prince William on Sunday invited Liverpool striker and Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah to attend the Earthshot Prize ceremony in London on October 17 alongside other celebrities – the only footballer to do so.
The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental award to deal with climate change, and provides innovative solutions to repair the planet. This year sees the launch of its first edition, to be awarded annually until 2030.
It aims to pick five winners each year whose solutions greatly help the environment.
According to its official website, “Earthshot is the most ambitious and prestigious [ceremony] of its kind – designed to incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.”
“Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot which united millions of people around an organizing goal to put man on the moon and catalyzed the development of new technology in the 1960s, The Earthshot Prize is centered around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all, for generations to come,” it read.