Climate activist Thunberg appears on Swedish postage stamp


Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postage stamp in her native Sweden which is part of a series focused on the environment which will be released on Thursday

Sweden’s postal company Postnord said in a statement, “The intentions on the stamp reflect our time where the issue of the environment is relevant and present for many years, not through the strong voice of Greta Thunberg.

With him in his yellow raincoat with Thunberg in a wind-swept peak and standing atop a hill, was part of a five-stamp chain named “Valuable Nature”. They are priced at 12 kronor ($ 1.40), available until 14 January and illustrated by Swedish artist Henning Trollbach.

Thunberg, who was just 18 years old, rose to prominence outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm for weekly solo protests that he began on August 20, 2018.

Students around the world soon began to follow her leadership, regularly staging large protests, and she was invited to speak with political and business leaders.

The outbreak of coronovirus has stalled the Friday for Future Movement that prompted Thunberg to reduce his public profile in recent months by reducing his public rallies.

His blunt words given to the President, Prime Ministers and Prime Ministers, along with scientific facts about the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions immediately, have won him accolades and awards, but criticism and even death threats.

“It means that” a person is doing something extraordinary, said Christina Olofadter, managing director of postage stamps.

Thunberg demanded that lawmakers stick to the 2015 Landmark Paris Climate Agreement, which calls for both rich and poor countries to take action to stop the rise in global temperatures that are melting glaciers, raising sea levels And changing the pattern of rain. Governments need to introduce national plans to reduce emissions to reduce global temperature rise to less than 2 ° C (3.6 ° F).

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