Greta Thunberg has turned down an environmental award and prize money because “the climate movement does not need any more awards”. She thanked the Nordic Council for offering her the award and said it was a “huge honour”. But, she said, “politicians and the people in power” need to listen to the “current, best-available science”.
In an Instagram post explaining her decision to turn down the prize money of 500,000 kronor (£40,000; €46,000), Ms Thunberg said: “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 she said Nordic energy consumption told “a whole other story”.