Greta wins one-million-euro Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.

17-year-old founder of School Strike for Climate, won the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.

Judges described her as “one of the most remarkable figures of our days”.

Ms Thunberg said she will be donating the prize money to charitable projects that are combating “the climate and ecological crisis”.

She was awarded Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019, Ms Thunberg has also been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Responding to the news, she said:

“I am extremely honoured to receive the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.

“We’re in a climate emergency, and my foundation will as quickly as possible donate all the prize money of one million euros to support organisations and projects that are fight for a sustainable world.”

Chairman of the prize’s grand jury Jorge Sampaio applauded the teenagers ability to mobilise the younger generation, adding:

“her tenacious struggle to alter a status quo that persists, makes her one of the most remarkable figures of our days”.

The jury also highlighted her “charismatic and inspiring personality”. the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a Portuguese philanthropic institute `”dedicated to the promotion of arts, charity, science, and education

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