16-year-old Swedish girl nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greens Party co-leader James Shaw appeared with his black eye at the climate change strike in Wellington

"We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees", said Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy André Øvstegård.

She has even provided a template letter on the Facebook event page, Global Climate Strike, for those hoping to attend the protest to give to their schools.

What are the school protests?

"Youth Strike 4 Climate Derry'" is being led by Foyle College student, 17-year-old Jodi Desmond, who has been inspired by the actions of 16-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, who has called on students all over the world to strike on Fridays in protest against climate change. What started as separate acts of absolute refusal - Thunberg's 2018 one-person protest outside the Swedish parliament the most prominent - has become a global movement.

The rallies will continue around the world, with students in more than 100 countries and in 2,000 locations set to skip class to make their voices heard.

The Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10, coinciding with the anniversary of the death of its founder, in a double ceremony: at the Oslo City Hall in Norway, for the Peace Prize, and in the Konserthus in Stockholm, Sweden, for the others five awards.

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Ardern condemns 'unprovoked' attack that left Climate Change Minister with black eye

At a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, she ended her speech by telling a silenced room that she wants leaders to "behave like our house is on fire, because it is".

Would you like to see a march of parents and grandparents to demand more action on climate change?

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has 304 candidates, of which 219 are individuals and 85 organisations, the Norwegian Nobel Committee reported last month.

National politicians, worldwide officials, academics and previous winners are among those who can nominate potential recipients.

The names of nominators and nominees are not normally made public until 50 years have elapsed, it adds.

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