On Friday carried out the strikes in almost 100 countries and in Sweden in over 100 different locations, in order to draw attention to climate change. The manifestation is inspired by the 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who already last year itself began to strike outside the parliament building in Stockholm to protest against that more is not being done to bring down emissions. Her example has started a global movement, which led to Greta Thunberg has now been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.
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the Climate was also a subject of statministerns question and answer session in parliament on Thursday. Afterwards, said Stefan Löfven on questions about how he looks at Greta Thunberg and her followers.
" I think that it is very good that the initiatives to highlight the climate issue. It needs to be up higher on the agenda and these young people are really passionate about this. As prime minister, I must still say that we have compulsory attendance in our country. But it can be arranged in any way that works so it's good.
" It makes a reminded that this climate change to reduce emissions in the transport sector and so on have to be made. I want to have a popular movement for klimatomställningen and where we are on the way. We have a number of projects running around in our country with solar cells, biogas plants and charging stations, " says Stefan Löfven.
" I have great respect for it and that is why we'll be on every day and work very hard to meet their expectations. We are going to leave over a world, so that we can say that we understood what was about to happen. They still have more life ahead of him, it is clear that they want to see that happen so that they have a good future with clean air and clean water", says Stefan Löfven.
He also believes that the responsibility for the conversion not only can be put on the individual, and that people still need to be able to take the car.
" I grew up in the countryside, I know the importance of being able to take the car but we shall run on the cleaner fuels and have as little emissions as possible. We should be able to travel too, but with less carbon and more trains. Here, we need to help people to do the right thing. Human life should not be limited by the klimatomställningen, on the contrary, we want to increase people's freedom, but the freedom to become more sustainable, " says the prime minister.
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