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Goldman Environmental Prize 2019

Goldman Environmental Prize 2019

Recently 6 Grassroots Environmental Workers were awarded the prestigious Goldman Prize 2019. He was honored in the program at the San Francisco Opera House, California, USA. Former US Vice President and Environment Worker Albert Gore was also present in this program.

Linda Garcia: America's Linda Garcia banned the creation of North America's largest oil export terminal in Washington with the help of local communities.

Ana Colovic Lesoska: Ana Colovic of North Macedonia launched a seven-year campaign to stop the international funding of two large hydroelectric power plants being built in the Mavroro National Park (the largest national park in the country).

Bayarjargal Agvaantseren: Mongolia Bayarjargal worked for the creation of the Tosonbumba Nature Reserve spread over 1.8 acres for the endangered snow leopard. They agreed to the Government of Mongolia for mining operations in this reserve.

Alfred Brownell: Environmental activist and human rights advocate of Liberia played an important role in preventing the destruction of tropical forest in Liberia by Palm Oil Plantation Developers.

Jacqueline Evans: Jacqueline Evans of Cook Islands launched a five-year campaign to protect the island's marine biological diversity.

Alberto Curamil: Chile's Alberto Curamil protested against the construction of hydro-electric projects on the Cotton River of Chile, and later they were put in jail.

Goldman Environmental Prize:-

It is an annual award, founded in 1989 by Richard and Rhoda Goldman of America. This award is also called the Green Nobel Prize. Winners of this award are given 200,000 prize money. This award is given by the Goldman Environmental Foundation. It is honored by those environmental activists who work to protect the environment.

Q.1 In which city organized Goldman Environmental Prize 2019?
A. Los Angeles
B. San Diego
C. Las Vegas
D. San Francisco
Ans: San Francisco

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