Greta to donate one-million-euro prize

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environment campaigner, has been awarded a new humanitarian prize worth one million euros.

The 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”.

As well as being awarded Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019, Ms Thunberg has 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”.