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Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Thunberg, 16, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations

AP, Denmark

14 March 2019,Thursday, 19:00



Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a protest banner (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a protest banner (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)

Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution," Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said.

Thunberg, 16, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations.

Oevstegaard told the VG newspaper Wednesday that "climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict."

Any national lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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

(Kamruzzaman)

 

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