We have nominated the climate activist Greta Thunberg to the Nobel Peace Prize. Below our motivation.
To the Norwegian Nobel Committee:
Nobel Peace Prize to Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg is a climate activist, and the main reason she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize is that despite her young age, she has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes for the climate changes. There is no other topic that is such important as this, and what we need to right now is to focus on how we can solve this crisis. This is what she said when she arrived to the train station in Davos for the summit: “You have failed. In the future, if we don’t care about this, then no other issues are going to matter. I see the facts and I see what needs to be done and I decide to do it because if I didn’t, I would feel bad. When I grow up, I want to look back and say that I did what I could back then.” – Greta Thunberg.
Thunberg is 16 years old and despite the fact that she is still a child, she shows us that everyone can make a difference. It’s just a matter of courage and will power. Greta has been protesting outside the Swedish parliament with the sign “School Strike for the Climate”. She kept protesting every day, starting the 20th of August and stopped 9th of September when the Sweden went into their general election. She has made the world open their eyes and seeing the reality and not just that, she showed us that every single one could make a difference. No matter how big the difference is, but everyone can do something.
Greta Thunberg is now school striking every Friday and she is not stopping until Swedish politics is synced with The Paris Agreement. Thunberg has also been taking part of other demonstrations around the world. For example, she participated in the demonstration “Rise for Climate” outside the EU Parliament in Brussel, in a climate march in Helsingfors and in London.
Her initiative spread internationally under the hashtags #Fridaysforfuture and #ClimateStrike and in the end of September she had been talked about in TV media and by the Secretary General of FN António Guterres and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Håkan Svenneling, MP riksdagen Sweden
Jens Holm, MP riksdagen Sweden