Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Last Updated: Mar 14 2019 19:13
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COPENHAGEN- A 16-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, is a prominent voice in the fight against climate change. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

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.

Last year, Thunberg stopped going to school every Friday and instead protested in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand more effective measures against climate change.

After her speeches at the UN 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.

The Nobel Peace Prize last year went to Congo`s Denis Mukwege and Iraq`s Nadia Murad for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", according to the Nobel Committee's ruling.