Six grassroots environmental activists will receive the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize today. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Prize founded in by U. To date, winners from 89 different nations have received this award. These are six ordinary, yet extraordinary, human beings who remind us that we all have a role in protecting the Earth. Former U.
East African Environmental Activist Wins Major Prize
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Last year ended with the incongruous image of 10, politicians, businessmen, activists and scientists from countries emitting vast quantities of greenhouse gases as they flew home from Bali clutching the bare bones of a global agreement on climate change. The agreement was to keep on talking to try to reach a deal by It was a diplomatic triumph, achieved after rows and high dramas, but it leaves all nations a mighty hill to climb. There is no agreement on what emission cuts need to be made by when or by whom, and the US is still deeply reluctant to do anything.
Kenyan Environmental Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize
It was expected to be the biggest protest ever against the threat posed to the planet by climate change. Thunberg won the award "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts," the Right Livelihood Foundation said in a statement. Thunberg, 16, denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate change in a speech at the start of a climate summit at the United Nations in New York.
When Dr. Wangari Maathai was a young girl, she faced down a leopard in the bush near her childhood home in the village of Ihithe, Nyeri District, in the central highlands of the colony of Kenya. She inherently understood in that moment that she was fearless, and would call upon that bravery often as she grew up.