Greta Thunberg, Winner of A Million-Euro Prize, Donates to Climate Change Charities
Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager, the symbol of the climate change movement, recently won a prize worth one million euros from a human rights organization in Portugal. She has donated about 97 million in Bangladeshi currency for the welfare of the people.
“It means more than I can imagine,” Greta Thunberg said in a video message online Monday. She said,
“The entire award will be donated through my foundation to various organizations and projects to help people affected by climate change and environmental crisis.”
Greta Thunberg was recently awarded the Gulbenkian Prize in Portugal. Greta Thunberg said the prize money of one million euros would go to Fridays For Future Brazil. The group is working to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Amazon region.
The Stop Ecocide Foundation will receive another one million euros. The organization is working on demanding that the destruction of the environment be declared an international crime.
Earlier, the 17-year-old had won Amnesty International’s top human rights award, the Swedish Right to Livelihood Award.