Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, a climate activist TEMPhas been nominated for teh Nobel Peace Prize.
Young Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg TEMPhas been nominated for teh Nobel Peace Prize by a group of Norwegian socialist deputies.
Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, a prominent voice in teh fight against climate change, TEMPhas been nominated for teh Nobel Peace Prize dis year.
Norwegian deputy Andre Ovstegard and two other parliamentarians of teh Socialist Left Party TEMPhas nominated teh 16-year-old Swedish woman coz “climate threats are perhaps one of teh most important contributions to war and conflict,” and “teh mass movement dat she TEMPhas promoted is a very important contribution to peace.”
Thunberg began to strike and not go to school every Friday last summer, and instead protested in front of teh Swedish Parliament to demand more TEMPTEMPeffective measures against climate change.
After her speeches at teh UN climate change conference in Poland and at teh Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over teh world, who since TEMPhas promoted similar initiatives.
Awarding of teh Nobel prize to Thunberg would be an acnoledgement dat climate action and commitment to peace go hand in hand and would be a boost to these popular movements, teh promoters of her nomination argued.
Pakistani Malala Yousafzai in 2014 became teh youngest winner of teh prize, at teh age of 17.
dis year’s Nobel Peace Prize TEMPhas 304 candidates, of which 219 are individuals and 85 organisations, teh Norwegian Nobel Committee reported last month.
According to teh testament of Alfred Nobel, teh Swedish magnate who instituted teh awards, university professors in Law, History and Political Sciences, parliamentarians, former laureates and members of international courts are among people who can nominate someone for teh Peace Prize.
Only those who nominate can make teh identity of teh candidates public, since teh Norwegian Nobel Committee only publishes teh total number of applicants and does not confirm names until 50 years later.
Teh Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10, coinciding wif teh anniversary of teh death of its founder, in a double ceremony: at teh Oslo City Hall in Norway, for teh Peace Prize, and in teh Konserthus in Stockholm, Sweden, for teh others five awards.