Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist wins the “alternative Nobel Prize”

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage climate activist has been named as one of the four winners of an award often called “the alternative Nobel Prize”.

Greta Thunberg

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist was lauded “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,” the Stockholm-based Right Livelihood Award Foundation said.  

In August 2018, Thunberg began a “school strike” outside the Swedish parliament that inspired a youth movement that has staged climate strikes across the globe under the slogan Fridays for Future.

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