Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Declines Climate Award: “The Climate Movement Does Not Need Any More Prizes”

by Daniel Payne · Oct 30th, 2019 1:55 pm
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Last Updated Nov 15th, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has gained worldwide fame for her outspoken climate activism and sharp criticism of world leaders, declined an environmental award on Tuesday, saying the movement “does not need any more prizes.”

Thunberg had been offered an award from the Nordic Council, a coalition of the five Nordic countries. She is currently in California, but rejected the award through two representatives of Fridays for Future, the school strike movement Thunberg founded.

In an Instagram post in which she announced the declination of the award, Thunberg said she would refuse any further awards and prize money “until [the Council countries] start to act in accordance with what the science says is needed.”

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