Climate activist Greta Tunberg will again be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. She was nominated by two Swedish lawmakers from the Left Party of Sweden, which has less than 10% of the seats in the Swedish parliament.
Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling believe that the 17-year-old worked hard to open politicians to the climate crisis. They say her work “to reduce our emissions and abide by the Paris Agreement is an act of peace.”
Last year, Greta was named Time of the Year by Time magazine. She was also nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Swedish parliament. But the prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed Ali for resolving the conflict with neighboring Eritrea over border areas.
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 99 times since 1901. 19 times the committee could not decide on a person worthy of this high award. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for the selection of the winner of the Peace Prize, and the Nobel Committees, members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and other reputable scientific organizations, are responsible for the other four prizes. The selection of the Norwegian Committee is criticized almost every year.