Greta Thunberg, 16 Year Old, Won Alternative Nobel Prize

Greta Thunberg, 16 Year Old, Won Alternative Nobel Prize
  • Swedish teenager Greta Thunbergwas named as  one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.
  • She was awarded for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts. The award was announced by the Right Livelihood Foundation.
  • The awardees triggered a thirst to strive for a liveable future for all on planet Earth.

Along with Thunberg, 3 other visionaries were awarded. The award recipients are:

  • Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
  • Chinese women’s rights lawyer Guo Jianmei
  • Davi Kopenawaof the Yanomami people, the Brazilian indigenous leader
  • Western Sahara human rights defender Aminatou Haidar.
  • The 4 laureates received a cash award of 1 million Swedish crowns($103,000) each.

Greta Thunberg:

  • The 16-year-old denounced the world leaders for failing to tackle climate change in a speech at the start of a climate summit at the United Nations in New York. The climate activist started solitary weekly protests outside the Swedish parliament a year ago. Millions of young people were inspired by her and started to demand the governments that attended the summit to take emergency action.
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