Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis” and “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace.”
Thunberg, 17, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations and around the world. She founded th e Fridays for Future movement inspiring similar actions by other young people.
Any national lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize, and 3 members of the Norwegian Parliament nominated Thunberg last year.
In 2019, she was among four people named as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award known as the “Alternative Nobel”; she was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”