On Tuesday, UN activist Greta Thunberg
gave a resounding speech on the drastic measures we need to take if we want to save our ecosystem at United Nations Headquarters. Her passionate speech was applauded and praised by the celebrities across the globe. And now, as per the reports, she has been named as one of the four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award also know as Sweden's alternate Nobel Prize.
In a statement, the Right Livelihood Foundation said, “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts."
The 16-year old called out world leaders for failing to tackle climate change in her speech at UN, New York. She has called for an on-going strike from 20-27th September and has been joined by millions of youngster who are inspired by her from her solitary weekly protest outside Sweden parliament.
Seeing the way the teenager held herself at the big stage and the harsh truth she talked about, celebrities stood by her side (atleast on social media) and praised her courage.
Greta shares the coveted award with Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, Chinese women's rights lawyer Guo Jianmei and Western Sahara human rights defender Aminatou Haidar. All four laureates will received a cash award of 1 million Swedish crowns each ($103,000).