David Attenborough nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Green leader Une Bastholm

Une BastholmPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Sir David Attenborough, the renowned British environmentalist and broadcaster, has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne, MDG) leader, Une Bastholm.

Attenborough and International Panel on Nature nominated by Bastholm

Une Bastholm, the leader of the MDG, has revealed that she has nominated both Sir David Attenborough and the International Panel on Nature for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Bastholm believed that Attenborough, 95, should be nominated because “…he has taught us to see the intrinsic value of the whole diversity of life that exists on the planet, but also how vulnerable we humans are to the balance of ecosystems” through his almost 70 years of environmental broadcasting.

The International Panel on Nature (IPBES), an intergovernmental agency established to improve environmental policies and services, should also win the prestigious award according to Bastholm.

The Green Party leader told NTB that “they should receive the award for their work in developing a common international knowledge base about the nature of the world with broad professional support and credibility. This work makes it impossible for world leaders to ignore the natural crisis without being noticed…” IPBES is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, and was established in 2012.

Bastholm also pointed out that one of today’s greatest threats to global peace was the human impact upon the natural environment, “taking care of wildlife and ecosystems means an incredible amount to human security and coexistence.”

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually in December in a lavish ceremony at the Oslo City Hall.

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1 Comment on "David Attenborough nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Green leader Une Bastholm"

  1. Absolutely!
    After turning their backs on Julian Assange, this would be the least the Peace Committee could do.
    Awarding David the prize showcases and supports the very survival of Life – not mere freedom of speech and the press and exposing war crimes and corruption.

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