Teenage Climate activist Greta Thunberg earns ‘alternative Nobel Prize’
Swedish youthful environment activist Greta Thunberg was identified on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, recognized as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.
Thunberg gained the honor “for inspiring and amplifying political charges for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,” the Right Livelihood Foundation stated in a comment.
Greta Thunberg, 16, branded world leaders on Monday for abandoning to tackle climate change in a conversation at the start of a climate summit at the United Nations in New York.
She began individual weekly demonstrations outside Swedish parliament a year ago. Encouraged by her, millions of young people spilled onto ways around the world last Friday to demand authorities accompanying the summit take contingency action.
She bestows the award with Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, Chinese women’s reactionaries lawyer Guo Jianmei and Western Sahara human rights supporter Aminatou Haidar.
“With the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, we acknowledge four practical visionaries whose leadership has enabled millions of people to defend their inherent rights and to strive for a liveable tomorrow for all on planet Earth,” the foundation announced in the announcement. The four laureates will receive a cash award of 1 million Swedish summits ($103,000) each. ($1 = 9.7100 Swedish crowns)