Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Second Year in a Row

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg addresses journalists during her visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second year in a row.

According to The Associated Press, two lawmakers from Sweden, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, announced they had nominated the teen on Monday, citing her climate activism.

The two lawmakers said the 17-year-old “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis,” adding that “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace,” the news agency reports.

According to the AP, the deadline to submit nominations for the prestigious honor was Sunday.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Aris Folley