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Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Alfred Brownell

Alfred Brownell, an environmental lawyer and activist was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize.
Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Alfred Brownell

Details:

  • He was awarded the prize for exposing alleged abuse by the palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia and helping to prevent it from converting about 50 square kms of forest that is home to elephants, pygmy hippopotamuses and chimpanzees.
  • The company had been given a green light in 2010 by the government to expand in the country and was poised to turn more than 2,000 square kms of the lush forest into palm oil plantations.
  • He won the Goldman prize along with five others for grassroots environmental activism.

About the Goldman Environmental Prize:

  • The prize was created in 1989 by philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman.
  • Winners are selected from nominations made by environmental organisations and others.
  • The prize carries a $200,000 award.

Question:

Q. Which environmental lawyer and activist has been recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize?
a. Alfred Brownell
b. Robert Brownell
c. Charlie Brownell
d. Mathew Brownell
Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Alfred Brownell Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Alfred Brownell Reviewed by Neha on May 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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