Climate activist Greta Thunberg refused to accept an environmental award

Question: Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who recently refused to accept an Environmental Award, belongs to which of the following countries?
(a) Denmark
(b) Finland
(c) Norway
(d) Sweden
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • As per report dated 30th October, 2019; Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg refused to accept the Nordic Council Environment Prize.
  • Thunberg was honoured at a Stockholm ceremony by the Nordic Council, which is a regional body for inter-parliamentary cooperation.
  • In an Instagram post from the United States, she emphasized that the climate movement needed people in power to start to listen to science and not awards.
  • Two fellow activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at the award ceremony.
  • She gave clear message to world leader that the climate movement needed people in power to listen to science and not any more prizes.
  • Is should be known that the Nordic countries are generally referred to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including their associated territories Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands.

The Nordic Council Environment Prize:

  • The Nordic Council Environment Prize is awarded each year to a Nordic company, organization or individual.
  • This award is given to recognize exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment.
  • The nominees and winner are chosen by a 13-person committee consisting of two representatives each from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, as well as one each from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aland.
  • The inaugural prize was awarded in 1995. Since 2005, the committee has chosen a theme each year for the nominations and award.


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