The 2019 edition of the Luxembourg Peace Prize, as organised by the Schengen Peace Forum and the World Peace Forum, was held on 14 June 2019.

RTL Today reported on the 8th edition of the Luxembourg Peace Prize in our RTL Reports video, published on Sunday. Our video report features an excerpt of Dame Jane Goodall's video acceptance speech. The 85-year-old British primatologist and anthropologist was awarded the 2019 Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace.

Whilst Goodall, the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the UN Messenger of Peace, was unable to accept her prize in person, executive director of the Jane Goodall Institute Austria Doris Schreyvogel accepted it on her behalf.

Goodall is renowned for her innovative community-centered approach to conservation, highlighting the idea that putting local communities at the heart of conservation can improve the lives of those beings surrounding that community, as well as the environment.


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In her full acceptance speech,Goodall highlightsthat the world has finite resources and that humans must realise their actions have an impact on the planet. The primatologist also lists her reasons for hope, citing the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit, young people: "They are beginning to take action, they are beginning to understand the problem and we are beginning to empower them and listen to their voices."

For more coverage on the Luxembourg Peace Prize, watch our RTL Reports video.