Inspiring people: Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish activist, known throughout the world for great environmental movements. We can say that at his young age of 18 he has achieved a lot. When he was eleven years old, he suffered from depression and something that helped him overcome it was learning about climate change, coming to the conclusion that what was necessary was not being done to combat it. She even stopped eating to receive the support of her parents, who stopped consuming meat and stopped traveling by plane in order to reduce her carbon footprint.

Following heat waves and wildfires in her country, on August 20, 2018, she had just started ninth grade when Greta Thunberg decided not to attend school until September 9, 2018, General Election Day in Sweden. An admirer of Rosa Parks, she sat outside the Riksdag every day during school hours with the slogan Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate) demanding that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement. Thunberg stated that her student strike idea was inspired by students at Parkland High School, Florida, where 17 people were killed in February 2018 in a shooting.

After the general elections, she continued to protest on Fridays, attracting media attention and encouraging students from all over the world to participate in student strikes. As of December 2018, more than 20,000 students had gone on strike in at least 270 cities. She became very famous for starting these strikes because of the climate movement that emerged worldwide after the COP24 conference in that same year. António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, gave his support to these school strikes.

Thunberg addressed the United Nations summit on climate change at COP24 on December 4, 2018, and also spoke before the plenary assembly on December 12, 2018. He also participated in a talk together with representatives of the We Don’t Have Time Foundation, in which he talked about how the school strike started.

In November 2018, she was awarded the Young Model of the Year Fryshuset scholarship; In December 2018, Time magazine named Thunberg one of the 25 Most Influential Teens in the World in 2018.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day she was proclaimed the most important woman of the year in Sweden in 2019. On March 31, 2019 she received the Goldene Kamera Special Climate Protection award from Germany; she on April 2, 2019 she was the Prix Liberté de Normadie, France, and on April 12, 2019 she shared the Norwegian Fritt Ords Award with the Natur og Undon Organization. On March 13, 2019, three members of the Norwegian Parliament nominated Greta Thunberg as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize later this year. In April 2019, Time magazine listed Greta Thunberg as one of the 100 Most Influential People 2019 He had two consecutive nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize

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