Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg, who recently won the Peace Prize, refused the prestigious Nordic Council Award for environmental protection. The girl wrote about this on her page on the social network.
The girl argued her refusal with a protest about the inaction of the countries of the world in relation to environmental protection. The activist also noted that she is currently traveling in California, so she could not attend the award.
вЂњI want to thank the Nordic Council for this award. It is a great honor. But the climate movement no longer needs rewards. We need our politicians and those in power to begin to listen to modern science,вЂќ emphasized Greta Tunberg.
Note that the size of the bonus that the eco-activist could receive amounted to 52 thousand dollars.
Earlier, community activists fighting climate change blocked a number of streets in Washington. The purpose of the action is to draw attention to the UN climate summit. Environmental protesters blocked four districts, including the Union Station transport hub area. It is noted that at the crossroads near the White House, protesters installed a small sailboat. About 200 more activists had a dance party on the street.