Ed Sheeran performing on stage during the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony

AFP News Agency

18th Oct, 2021. 10:15 pm
Ed Sheeran

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London: British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London.

The Earthshot Prize honours five inaugural winners with an award of £1 million ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros) each to pursue solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems at a glitering gala ceremony.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, launched the prestigious Earthshot Prize in October 2020 and hopes that the event will help propel the fight against climate change leading up to the COP26 summit in Scotland, calling those on the shortlist “innovators, leaders and visionaries”.