Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postmark in her hometown of Sweden as part of a series focused on the environment, due out Thursday.
The motive on the stamp “should reflect our time when environmental issues were relevant and current for years, no less than with Greta Thunberg̵7;s bold tone,” Swedish postal company Postnord said in a statement.
The one and only Thunberg in her trademark yellow raincoat with her plait blown in the wind and atop a hill is part of the 5 stamp-themed series. “Valuable Nature”, priced at 12 kroner ($ 1.40), on sale January 14 and starred by Swedish artist Henning Trollback.
Thunberg, just 18, is notorious for her weekly solo protests outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, where she kicked off on Aug. 20, 2018.
Students around the world soon began to follow her leadership, regularly hosting big protests, and she was invited to speak with political and business leaders.
The coronavirus outbreak hindered Friday’s move for the future in which Thunberg was inspired by massive rallies in recent months that have cut public data.
Her candid speech to the President and Prime Minister, full of scientific facts about the urgent need for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, received praise and awards from her. But also received criticism and even death threats.
Appearing on the stamp “means that people are doing extraordinary things,” said Kristina Olofsdotter, managing director of the postal company stamps.
Thunberg called on lawmakers to stick to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement that asks both rich and poor countries to take action to curb rising global temperatures that are melting glaciers, sea-level rise, and increasing global warming. Change in rainfall patterns It requires governments to present a national plan to reduce emissions to limit rising global temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
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