Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2019

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Three Norwegian parliamentarians have proposed 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Greta Thunberg

16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Three Norwegian parliamentarians proposed it, national media reports. Climate change causes war and conflicts worldwide, MEPs argue. Thunberg’s huge movement for climate protection is a very important contribution to peace. The activist thanked for the nomination already on Twitter.

Proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize can be made by national parliaments or governments, but also by international courts, professors and heads of peace research institutes. The Nobel Prize committee does not disclose any information about the nominees in advance. According to the statues, up to three winners can be selected.

In 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize went to a well-known climate activist: Former US Vice President Al Gore was awarded the UN Climate Council together. In 2014, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to 17-year-old child rights activist Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. Yousafzai is by far the youngest person to have received a Nobel Prize.

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