The Right Livelihood Award is a prize to honor, fund and promote those working against environmental damage, human rights violations and underdevelopment throughout the world. It is not a prize you would expect a head of state from a large country, which is currently at war, to win. The award began 30 years ago after founder, German-Swedish publicist Jacob von Uexkull, attempted to get another category for environmental protection added to the Nobel Prize. After being turned down by the Nobel Committee, von Uexkull founded the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, which gives out three prizes per year of €50,000 each….
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