Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

She was nominated by three Norwegian MPs.

Norwegian deputy Andre Ovstegard told the "VG" newspaper on Wednesday that he and two other parliamentarians of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg because "climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict", and "the mass movement that she has promoted is a very important contribution to peace", reports Efe news.

If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize.

Greta Thunberg, in August previous year, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building.

On Friday, thousands of students are expected to demonstrate in more than 100 countries in what activists say could be a milestone moment in a grassroots campaign to push world leaders into doing more.

But Friday's protest is billed as the biggest so far.

The Swedish teen is the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement that began with her cutting school in August 2018 in order to protest for increased action on climate change.

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Since then, she has been missing lessons most Fridays to stage her regular protests.

"On climate change, we have to acknowledge that we have failed", she told global economic leaders in Davos.

After her speeches at the United Nations climate change conference in Poland and at the Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives. Any person who meets the nomination criteria is considered.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce its latest laureates in October, and those selected will receive their prizes in December.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't publicly comment on nominations, which for 2019 had to be submitted by February 1.

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