Two lawmakers in Sweden nominated 17-year-old activist Greta Thunberg for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Lawmakers Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling added the name of the young activist to the list just before the nomination period ended.
Two Swedish lawmakers nominated activist Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the rules of the Nobel Prize Committee, members of any national assembly or government and heads of state have the right to nominate one.
Nominated by Norwegian MPs last year, Thunberg is known for his environmental work. Thunberg’s speech addressed to the world leaders last year, as it is known, attracted great attention and resonated throughout the world.
Nobel Prize Committee does not announce candidates:
The Nobel Prize Committee does not announce candidates before the awards find their winners. A Norwegian official is known to nominate Hong Kong protesters for the award. The people of Hong Kong, who opposed the oppressive policies of the Chinese government, also attracted a lot of attention last year. Representative Guri Melby said, “I nominated the people of Hong Kong, who put their lives and security at risk every day for basic democracy and freedom of expression, to the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. I hope this will encourage the #StandWithHongKong movement ”.
In his statement to the Associated Press, Holm and Svenneling said that Thunberg is working hard to open the eyes of the politicians on the climate crisis and to act in peace for us to comply with the Paris Agreement as well as reducing our carbon emissions.
Thunberg was the face of environmental actions:
Greta Thunberg started her actions in front of the Swedish Parliament 3 years ago. Then the actions of the young activist inspired millions of people worldwide. Thunberg’s protests led to wider global warming action.
Thunberg also became the founder of a movement called Fridays For Future, and actions were organized involving many young students worldwide. Young people argue that adults and politicians act very slowly.
In September of last year, Greta Thunberg at the United Nations Climate Change Meeting said, “All this is wrong. I shouldn’t have been standing here. I must have returned to my school on the other side of the ocean. Still, you all expect hope from me? How dare you! You stole my dreams and childhood with your empty words, but still lucky. People are suffering. People are dying. The whole ecosystem collapses. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all the money and economic growth tales you are talking about. How dare you? ”
The actions of Greta Thunberg were very controversial. What do you think about the candidacy of the young activist? Do you think Greta Thunberg deserves the award?