Greta Thunberg nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The 17-year-old's nomination was made by Swedish politicians Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling from the country's Left Party.
As per the Evening Standard, they said that they nominated Thunberg because she "worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis" and because of the actions she has taken towards "reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace."
In the video below, Thunberg rebukes world leaders for failing to tackle the climate change crisis:
The nomination comes after Thunberg was named Time's 2019 Person of the Year.
TIME's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote of that award: "When she first heard about global warming as an eight-year-old, Thunberg says she thought: 'That can't be happening, because if that were happening, then the politicians would be taking care of it.'
"That they weren't is precisely what motivated her to act, as it has youth the world over who are forcing us to confront the peril of our own inaction, from the student-led protests on the streets of Santiago, Chile, to the young democracy activists fighting for rights and representation in Hong Kong to the high schoolers from Parkland, Fla., whose march against gun violence Thunberg cites as an inspiration for her climate strikes."
Thunberg was the youngest person to ever receive that prestigious award.
However, Thunberg has not been without her critics:
This is not the first time that Thunberg has been nominated for the Global Peace Prize. She also received the honor in 2019, but lost out to Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali.
Last month, Thunberg continued her mission to tackle the climate crisis by speaking to world leaders at the World Economic Forum. The 17-year-old had particularly harsh criticism for President Trump's for removing the US from the Paris Agreement in 2017.
She said that his "inaction" is "fuelling the flames" of the climate change crisis.