Greta Tunberg was awarded an alternative Nobel prize in the Stockholm circus
The annual Award for Appropriate Life Support, which is awarded to individuals and organizations fighting to preserve and revive cultural property, took place on Wednesday at a circus on the island of Djurgarden in the center of the Swedish capital.
Young Swedish climate defender Greta Thunberg became one of the winners. However, the girl was not able to personally attend the ceremony, as she is in Madrid at the 25th conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, reports TASS.
The award is an addition to the Nobel nominations, it marks the merits in important areas of activity that remain not covered by the prestigious Alfred Nobel Prizes. For Greta, the award was given to activists of the climate movement Fridays for Future, which began with individual Tunberg pickets on Fridays outside the parliament building.
Thunberg, nominated this year for the Nobel Peace Prize, received the award "for inspiring and growing political demands for urgent climate action." The monetary component of the award is 1 million kroons (105 thousand dollars). At the same time, the laureates cannot spend the money received on their own needs, but must direct them to public work.