October 26, 2021

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The 2021 “Alternative Nobel” was awarded to activists from India, Russia, Cameroon and Canada

Ole von Ueskul Announces Recipients of the Right Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 (Photo: Reuters)

Award Perfect livelihood, Considered the “alternative Nobel”, It was presented on Wednesday to three environmental activists in Russia, India and Canada, and to the Cameroonian bodyguard of children threatened by jihad, especially by the Boko Haram group.

Canadian Freda Hussein, A staunch defender of tribal communities and from the Wetswet’s ethnic group in her country, Recognized for its work “in support of restoring the culture of its people and protecting its territory against catastrophic oil pipeline projects.”

The militant is particularly opposed to setting up a gas pipeline Coastal gas connection, Which carries shale gas throughout British Columbia, According to the award organizers.

Cameroonian legal expert Marthe Vandu Has been He was rewarded for his tireless work on child protection and community resources “against terrorist insurgency and sexual violence on Lake Chad in Cameroon.”.

Kashmir farmers plan to plant trees in a field on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir (Photo: EFE)
Kashmir farmers plan to plant trees in a field on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir (Photo: EFE)

Co-founder of the Russian environmental organization “EcodeFenza”, Vladimir Sliviac He is considered one of the most famous environmental activists in Russia He received the award “for his fight for the environment and for his contribution to the popular movement against the coal and nuclear industries in Russia.”

Finally, Indian organization “Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE)” was honored for its innovative legal work to strengthen the ability to protect the resources of communities and for greater environmental democracy in India.. It was founded in 2005 by lawyers Ritwik Dutta and Rahul Chaudhary.

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Contributed annually by the Swedish Private Trust for more than four decades, The difference is the economic donation of one million crowns (approximately 100,000 euros, 117,000 dollars) to each prize winner.

“From Cameroon to Russia to Canada and India, this year’s fighters are showing us Fixed change This is achieved through supportive communities, ”the organization said in a statement.

Greta Dunberg won the award in 2019 (Photo: REUTERS)
Greta Dunberg won the award in 2019 (Photo: REUTERS)

The Perfect Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 1980 by former German-Swedish MEP Jakob von Uexkull for refusing to create the Nobel Foundation Prizes to highlight the protection of the environment and development. For this reason, the award-winning foundation is seeking the label “Alternative Nobel Prize.”

In 2019, he presented the award to Swedish teenager Greta Dunberg, The iconic face of the struggle against global warming, then 16 years old.

(With information from AFP)

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