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Miércoles 30 octubre de 2019 | Publicado a las 09:23
Greta Thunberg rechaza galardón medioambiental: El movimiento no necesita más premios
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La activista sueca Greta Thunberg anunci√≥ que rechaz√≥ el premio medioambiental del Consejo N√≥rdico, y el dinero que ven√≠a asociado a este, asegurando que “el movimiento no necesita m√°s premios”.

Asimismo, agradeci√≥ el gesto y asegur√≥ que era un “gran honor”, pero afirm√≥ que era necesario que tanto los pol√≠ticos como la gente escuchen a la ciencia.

“Me encuentro de viaje por California, por eso no puedo estar presente. Agradezco al Consejo N√≥rdico esta distinci√≥n, es un gran honor, pero el movimiento clim√°tico no necesita m√°s premios, sino que los mandatarios y pol√≠ticos escuchen a la ciencia”, asegur√≥ en un mensaje enviado para ser le√≠do en la ceremonia de entrega del galard√≥n realizada en Estocolmo.

La adolescente fue representada por dos integrantes de movimiento FridaysForFuture, quienes dieron a conocer su decisi√≥n y leyeron su declaraci√≥n. “Pertenecemos a los pa√≠ses que m√°s pueden hacer, pero casi no hacen nada. As√≠ que hasta que no empiecen a actuar de acuerdo con lo que exige la ciencia, yo y FridaysforFuture Suecia escogemos no aceptar el premio medioambiental del Consejo N√≥rdico”, sentenci√≥.

Cabe destacar que el Consejo Nórdico responsable del galardón está formado por Islandia, Dinamarca, Suecia, Noruega y Finlandia, quienes además entregan al ganador un premio de más de 38 millones de pesos chilenos.

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I have received the Nordic Council‚Äôs environmental award 2019. I have decided to decline this prize. Here‚Äôs why: ‚ÄúI am currently traveling through California and therefore not able to be present with you today. I want to thank the Nordic Council for this award. It is a huge honour. But the climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science. The Nordic countries have a great reputation around the world when it comes to climate and environmental issues. There is no lack of bragging about this. There is no lack of beautiful words. But when it comes to our actual emissions and our ecological footprints per capita – if we include our consumption, our imports as well as aviation and shipping – then it‚Äôs a whole other story. In Sweden we live as if we had about 4 planets according to WWF and Global Footprint Network. And roughly the same goes for the entire Nordic region. In Norway for instance, the government recently gave a record number of permits to look for new oil and gas. The newly opened oil and natural gas-field, ‚ÄĚJohan Sverdrup‚ÄĚ is expected to produce oil and natural gas for 50 years; oil and gas that would generate global CO2 emissions of 1,3 tonnes. The gap between what the science says is needed to limit the increase of global temperature rise to below 1,5 or even 2 degrees – and politics that run the Nordic countries is gigantic. And there are still no signs whatsoever of the changes required. The Paris Agreement, which all of the Nordic countries have signed, is based on the aspect of equity, which means that richer countries must lead the way. We belong to the countries that have the possibility to do the most. And yet our countries still basically do nothing. So until you start to act in accordance with what the science says is needed to limit the global temperature rise below 1,5 degrees or even 2 degrees celsius, I – and Fridays For Future in Sweden – choose not to accept the Nordic Councils environmental award nor the prize money of 500 000 Swedish kronor. Best wishes Greta Thunberg‚ÄĚ

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