Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear in the post office in her native Sweden as part of a series focused on the environment, which will be released on Thursday.
The motifs on the stamps “should reflect our time, where the environmental problem has been relevant and present for many years, not least through the strong voice of Greta Thunberg,” said a statement from the Swedish postal company Postnord.
The one with Thunberg in his preserved yellow raincoat with a braid that blows in the wind and stands on top of a hill is part of a series of five stamps on the theme of “Precious Nature”. They cost 12 kroner ($ 1.40) each, have been available since January 14 and are illustrated by Swedish artist Henning Trollbeck.
Thunberg, who has just turned 18, became known for weekly solo protests in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, which began on August 20, 2018.
Students around the world soon began to follow her will, organizing regular large-scale protests, and she was invited to speak with political and business leaders.
The coronavirus outbreak prevented the Friday for the Future movement, which has inspired Thunberg to hold mass rallies in recent months by lowering his public profile.
Her candid words to presidents and prime ministers, dotted with scientific facts about the need to urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have earned her praise and awards, but also criticism and even death threats.
The appearance of a stamp “means that a person is doing something extraordinary,” said Christina Olofsdotter, managing director of stamps at the postal company.
Thunberg urges lawmakers to adhere to the remarkable Paris climate agreement of 2015, which calls on both rich and poor countries to take action to limit rising global temperatures, which are melting glaciers, raising sea levels and changing the pattern of it’s raining. It requires governments to present national emission reduction plans to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
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