Youth climate activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN: Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated a Swedish teen climate activist for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize .

Jens holm and Hakan Svenneling, both members of the Swedish Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg has worked hard to get politicians to open their eyes to the climate crisis and that the action to reduce our emissions and comply with the Paris Agreement is also An act of making peace.

The historic 2015 Paris climate agreement calls on rich and poor countries to take steps to curb the rise in global temperatures that is melting glaciers, raising sea levels and changing rainfall patterns. It requires governments to submit national plans to reduce emissions to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Thunberg, 17, has encouraged students to miss school to join protests that demand faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations and throughout the world. world. She founded Fridays because she has inspired similar actions of other young people.

Any national lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize , and three members of the Norwegian Parliament nominated Thunberg last year.

In 2019, she was among the four people named as winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel and was named Person of the Year from Time magazine. The does not make public comments on the nominations, which by 2020 should be submitted before February 1.