Climate: Greta Thunberg proposed by Swedish deputies for the Nobel Peace Prize

It has become the face of environmental concerns for young people (and not so young). For the second time in two years, Swedish climate a...

It has become the face of environmental concerns for young people (and not so young). For the second time in two years, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and her movement "Fridays For Future" have been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish MPs, the latter announced on Thursday.

"Greta Thunberg is a climate activist and the main reason she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize is that despite her young age she keeps opening the eyes of leaders on the climate crisis  ", write Jens Holm and HÃ¥kan Svenneling, elected from the Left Party in the Riksdag, in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. “Fridays For Future is the movement created around Greta Thunberg. Without Fridays For Future and Greta Thunberg, the climate issue would not have been as topical, ”they add in this document consulted by AFP.

A speech to the United Nations
Greta Thunberg, 17, was previously cited as one of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winners, finally awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his reconciliation with neighboring Eritrea. The teenage girl with the iconic braids has been propelled spokesperson for a generation haunted by the climate crisis since she started doing sit-ins in front of the Swedish Parliament in August 2018 with a “School strike” sign. for the climate ”.

Its action has pushed millions of people to get involved. She was even invited to speak at the United Nations climate summit. “The climate crisis will generate new conflicts and then wars. Acting to reduce our emissions and respecting the Paris Agreement also means working for peace, ”justify the two deputies.

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