'Alternative Nobel Prize:' 2000 Right Livelihood Award Winners

| December 21, 2000

'Alternative Nobel Prize:' 2000 Right Livelihood Award Winners,Right Livelihood Awards
On December 8, while the Nobel Foundation was handing out its prestigious awards, another ceremony was going on across town in the Swedish Parliament. This year's Right Livelihood Awards--often dubbed the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'--were given to scientists and activists from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Turkey and the USA who are doing remarkable work in the areas of democracy, biosafety, pollution control and sustainable agriculture. One of this year's honorees is Ethiopian scientist Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, who was awarded 'for his exemplary work in representing the Like-Minded Group of developing countries at the Biosafety negotiations in Cartagena and Montreal, and achieving an outcome that safeguards biodiversity and the traditional rights of farmers and communities to their genetic resources.' To read more about the Awards and this year's winners, check out the RLA website.
--Leif Utne
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