A Million Euro: Thunberg wants to donate the entire prize money

The climate activist Greta Thunberg has the First to receive the new prize for humanity by the Portuguese Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He will awarded for th

A Million Euro: Thunberg wants to donate the entire prize money

The climate activist Greta Thunberg has the First to receive the new prize for humanity by the Portuguese Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He will awarded for their fight against global warming and the destruction of the environment, informed the private Foundation on Monday in Lisbon. Immediately after that, the 17-year-old Swede announced to donate the entire prize money in the amount of one Million Euro. The founder of the climate protection movement Fridays for the Future, was selected from 136 nominations from 46 countries.

The head of the prize jury, Jorge Sampaio stressed that there had been a large majority for the award of the prize to Thunberg. They have managed to mobilise younger people for the cause of climate protection. Your persistent struggle and your often uncomfortable reminders, made her an outstanding personality in the present.

Thunberg thanked him on Twitter for the price. "That means a lot to me, and I hope that it helps me to do more Good in the world," she said in a Video and promised at the same time, the entire price will be donated to the money as quickly as possible over your Foundation to organizations and projects that fight for the climate and the environment, and those people supported who were affected by the climate and environmental crisis on the most. The first 100,000 euros will go to the campaign, SOS Amazonia, the fight under the Aegis of the Brazilian branch of the Fridays-for-Future-movement of the Corona onset in the Amazon area. The same sum will go to the Foundation to Stop Ecocide, to support them in their work, so that severe environment will be considered destruction one day as an international Crime.

criticism practiced Thunberg, meanwhile, the agreement reached by the heads of state and government of the EU. These were with a view on the climate is totally inadequate. The EU special summit to have only produced a few "nice words", as well as some vague and incomplete climate objectives achieved, wrote the 17-Year-old on Tuesday on Twitter. "As long as the climate crisis is not treated as a crisis, the necessary Action is out of sight." Thunberg and their German Fridays-for-Future-collaborator Luisa Neubauer had called on the EU just before the special summit in Brussels, together with the two Belgians Anuna de Wever and Adélaïde Charliér to clear measures against the impending climate catastrophe. In a joint statement, the Activist wrote on Tuesday, the heads of state and government of the EU had refused at the summit to address the climate emergency. The climate to ignore the crisis in the negotiations entirely, is inexcusable.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 08:20

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