Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired students to protest climate change, has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

She was nominated by three Norwegian MPs.

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

Ms Thunberg tweeted she was “honoured” to receive the nomination.

What are the school protests?

On Friday 13th March , thousands of schoolchildren around the world completed school strikes. In all over 100 countries took part, including New Zealand.

The school strikes were inspired by the Fridays For The Future movement started by Ms Thunberg under the hashtag #FridaysForFuture.

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg at a rally in Hamburg, Germany.

On her Twitter page, the Swedish teenager describes herself as “a 16-year-old climate activist with Asperger [syndrome]”.

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

She continued to gain international attention after speaking at the UN Climate Talks in Poland in December and at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.

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