Por qué Greta Thunberg rechaza el premio de 47000€ otorgado por el Consejo Nórdico

04 / 11 / 2019
POR Peña Fernández

La decisión es una forma de protesta ante la falta de acción en causas medioambientales

La joven sueca de tan solo 16 años nos dejó a todos sin palabras durante su crítico y conmovedor discurso sobre el Cambio Climático en la Cumbre Mundial. En él, argumentando con datos e “incómodos números”, culpaba a los líderes mundiales de su inacción ante la emergencia medioambiental y amenazaba con un “os estaremos vigilando”.

La activista mostraba una vez más su compromiso con la causa representando a una generación que no se queda de manos cruzadas porque quiere y exige un cambio.

Todos somos conscientes del gran papel que ha jugado la joven Thunberg al inculcar su discurso y apelar a las masas a unirse al cambio, sirviendo de ejemplo e inspiración para movilizarse.

El Consejo Nórdico ha querido premiar la valentía y la labor de Greta Thunberg “por inspirar a millones de personas en todo el mundo a exigir acción climática inmediata” con 47000 euros.

Greta, coherente con sus principios, ha declinado el premio y así lo ha explicado a través de una publicación en su cuenta de Instagram.

 

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I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019. I have decided to decline this prize. Here’s why: “I 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’s 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, ”Johan Sverdrup” is expected to produce oil and natural gas for 50 years; oil and gas that would generate global CO2 emissions of 1,3 billion 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”

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La joven, que se encuentra de viaje por Norteamérica, da las gracias al Consejo Nórdico por el reconocimiento y justifica el rechazo, ya que considera que la causa medioambiental no necesita que concedan este tipo de premios, sino que la clase política empiece a tener en cuenta los hechos científicos y a tomar medidas. Además, aprovecha el caso de los países nórdicos, que están a la cabeza en conciencia medioambiental, para visibilizar la irresponsabilidad y temeridad con la que se gobierna y se vive en el mundo.