27 Mar 2018

ACP award for Samoa Planet co-founder

8:31 am on 27 March 2018
Lani Wendt Young

Lani Wendt Young Photo: FB Lani Wendt Young

The co-founder of website Samoa Planet, Lani Wendt Young, has been named the Pacific Laureate by the African Caribbean and Pacific group of nations.

The award recognises Ms Wendt Young's journalism on climate change, her Samoa Planet editorials and blogs as well as her novels.

The ACP secretary-general Patrick Gomes spoke of her creative talent and audacity and courage.

In a media release the ACP writes that it wishes to salute the courage of this young journalist who openly denounces the vacillating by the major powers over tackling climate change.