瑞典環保少女拒百萬環保獎金 童貝芮:保護環境不需要獎項

尚國強 2019年10月31日 09:15:00

瑞典16歲環保鬥士童貝芮發起的周五罷課行動,呼籲全球重視氣候變遷的嚴重性。(湯森路透)

發起罷課行動、呼籲外界世人重視環境保護的瑞典16歲少女者童貝芮(Greta Thunberg),近日獲得北歐理事會(Nordic Council )頒發環保和生態類獎項。但童貝芮拒絕領獎,稱「雖然這是一項榮譽,而氣候運動不需要任何獎項」。

 

北歐理事會是由北歐國家政府組成的合作論壇,每年都會頒發給文學家、音樂人、電影製作人和環保倡議者,以表揚他們的傑出成就。

 

 

北歐理事會指出,童貝芮讓數百萬人意識到氣候變遷的急迫性、也為有關於氣候和環境的討論注入生機,她發起大規模活動,質疑現代的消費模式,並強調從政策面調整的必要性,她的努力已在全球形成桑柏格效應。

 

但童貝芮本人並不認同北歐理事會的讚美之詞,她認為,北歐國家在氣候和環境議題上享有盛名,但在減少碳排放和人均生態足跡上 ,這些國家並未盡一份心力。

 

童貝芮的代表告訴觀眾,童貝芮不會領這個獎,也不會拿總金額35萬丹麥克朗(約新台幣158萬元)的獎金。

 

她指出,感謝北歐理事會授予她這份獎項,稱這是「巨大的榮譽」,但她說,「政壇人士和當權者『需要聽取』最新、最實用的科學研究」。

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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”

Greta Thunberg(@gretathunberg)分享的貼文 於 張貼

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