Greta Thunberg has turned down an environmental prize worth 500,000 Swedish kronor (£40,000). The teenage climate activist won the Nordic Council’s environmental award for 2019. The council is formed of 87 members from across the Nordic countries, including Greta’s home nation of Sweden. “I have decided to decline this prize,” the 16-year-old wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram. She thanked the council for the “honour” but was critical about the concept of climate prizes. The schoolgirl also said Nordic countries “bragged” about their success in combating climate change and criticised their environmental policies, saying they “basically did nothing” to help the cause.
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